Mars mission will probe Red Planet’s past, present
Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles previewing the Mars Curiosity rover’s upcoming Mars landing. (See also "Curiosity readies for dramatic entrance.") The vehicle is scheduled to land on Sunday evening, August 5, Pacific Daylight Time. Science News astronomy writer Nadia Drake will cover the landing live from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.