A look back over centuries at man's attempt to uncover information about the 'Red Planet.'Sources: NASA, American Museum of Natural History, and Scientific American
After 50 years of missions to Mars, scientists are unlocking some of the mysteries surrounding a planet that has captivated mankind for millenniums. Will humans ever leave a boot print on Mars?
The one-ton Mars rover named Curiosity is set to land on the red planet at around 1:31 am Eastern time.
Mattel has recreated a 1:64 scale miniature of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Saturday night, a part of the company's line of Hot Wheel toy cars. The die-cast replica will hit stores in September.
The Mars Curiosity Rover scheduled to touch down on Aug. 5 represents mankind's 40th attempt to explore the Red Planet over the past 50 years. What is it about the Mars that keeps calling us back?