Photo detail

When NASA’s Curiosity rover arrives at Mars on Monday, a rocket-powered “sky crane” will attempt to lower the 1-ton rover to the surface on a tether during what NASA calls “seven minutes of terror.”

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Jimmy Westlake: Curiosity prepares for Mars landing

NASA’s roving vehicle named Curiosity is scheduled to land Monday on Mars and begin searching for hints of ancient Martian life.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.