Curious about Curiosity? Cool new web site about the next Mars rover

Artist’s rendering of the Curiosity rover being lowered to the Martian surface via the “sky crane” – a risky but exciting landing. Credit: NASA / JPL

There is now less than a week until the next Mars rover, Curiosity, lands on August 5 (10:31 pm PT). There is already a ton of information about it available on the web of course, but now there is a great new web site,, dedicated specifically to the Curiosity mission. So if you are curious, take a look!

The official NASA web site is here.

Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.