Here is an image of the landing operation (credit: JPL/NASA):
Follow the Curiosity Mars Rover landing here (LIVE).
Aug 5, 2012 10:31 p.m. Pacific
Aug 6, 2012 1:31 a.m. Eastern
Aug 6, 2012 5:31 a.m. Universal
The science instruments in this rover are tools for acquiring information about the geology, atmosphere, environmental conditions, and potential biosignatures on Mars.
The instruments that carry Mars Science Laboratory are:
- Radiation Detectors
- Environmental Sensors
- Atmospheric Sensors