Mars

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.

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.

Written by Curiosity Staff November 2, 2016

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