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CURIOSITY Continues Sundays at 9/8c on Discovery. | | Swinging from trees to obtain food was not going to feed us forever. Check out this major event in our history of evolution.
CURIOSITY Continues Sundays at 9/8c on Discovery. | | Swinging from trees to obtain food was not going to feed us forever. Check out this major event in our history of evolution.
Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: Follow on Tumblr: Read “The Oldest Living Things In The World” by Rachel Sussman: Amazon: Public Library: Special thanks to Rachel for lending her voice and photos to this episode! Species featured in this video: Bristlecone pine: Baobab: Pando: Map lichens: Yucca: Creosote: Llareta: Black coral: Barrel sponge: Posidonia sea grass: Pond cypress: “Old Tjikko” spruce: Stromatolites: Siberian Actinobacteria: Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are © Rachel Sussman, used with permission. ----------------- Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: Google+ For more awesome science, check out: Joe Hanson - Host and writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads - Associate Producer Editing/Motion Graphics - Andrew Matthews Gaffer - John Knudsen Theme music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod Produced by PBS Digital Studios: ----------------- Last week’s video: Summertime Science More videos: Why Did We Blow on NES Games? The Science of BBQ The Science of Game of Thrones - The Far Future of the Universe - There Was No First Human - How The Elements Got Their Names -
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Visit for more. Curiosity is safe on Mars and ready to roll. In this video from Science@NASA, project scientist John Grotzinger discusses where the rover might go first.
Landing will take place the night of August 5th, 1:30 AM eastern, 10:30 pm pacific, and 6:30 AM GMT (August 6th.) NASA will be streaming live here: And we'll be live-tweeting here: The Mars Science Laboratory or Curiosity Rover is the largest payload ever delivered to the surface of a planet and it has a terrifyingly complicated descent and landing strategy. First, the atmosphere takes it from 13,000 mph to 2,000 mph. Then a parachute takes it down to 200 mph. The final, powered-descent stage lowers the craft to 21 feet above the surface, at which point it will be lowered by a tether and the rockets will detach and crash land elsewhere. If the Curiosity survives it's descent to Mars, it will be the most robust scientific tool to ever explore another planet. The size of a small car, the craft has a planned mission length of two years, during which time it could travel over 12 miles. Curiosity's goals are to study the geology and climate of Mars, to determine whether there was once life there, and to prepare for future human exploration of the Red Planet.