Sensor On Mars Rover To Measure Radiation Environment

Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 10, 2010 About eight months before the NASA rover Curiosity touches down on Mars in August 2012, the mission’s science measurements will begin much closer to Earth. The Mars Science Laboratory mission’s Radiation Assessment Detector, or RAD, will monitor naturally occurring radiation that can be unhealthful if absorbed by living organisms. It will do so on the surface of Mars, where there has never

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