The Mars Curse Is Thanks To The Great Galactic Ghoul

Despite the number of spacecraft, orbiters, and other mechanical devices we've sent to Mars, we've only seen success with a small number of them. So what's happening? If you're a sci-fi fan you might like the concept of the Mars curse, which maintains there is a "great galactic ghoul" that gobbles up anything that touches the Martian surface. Get more info on that in the video below.

What Is The Mars Curse?

Welp, a galactical ghoul that eats spacecraft.

How To Land Safely On Mars

We have had so, so many failed attempts.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Mars Curiosity Rover is almost 10 feet long, and 7 feet tall. 00:04

  2. The Curiosity Rover entered the Martian atmosphere at about 13,000 mph (21,000 km/h). 00:49

  3. To land on Mars, the Curiosity Rover was lowered by tethers from a sky crane. 01:39

Are We Sabotaging Our Search For Life On Mars?

Maybe we need to play a little harder-to-get.

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Written by Curiosity Staff November 2, 2016