What has a marshmallow-shaped lump of plutonium, rock-vaporizing lasers for eyes, and is headed for Mars?

At the Atlantic, Ross Andersen speaks with Michael Mischna at JPL about Curiosity, "The Robot of the Future That's About to Explore the Deep Past of Mars."

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  1. I was 11 in 1997 when the Pathfinder mission with the Sojourner rover landed – on July 4th. I was glued to the TV the whole day! Perfect timing on that one.

    I looked on Wikipedia to get the year right and they have this neat photo comparison of the wheel size of the three Mars rovers.

  2. What has a marshmallow-shaped lump of plutonium, rock-vaporizing lasers for eyes, and is headed for Mars?

    Umm…the exhumed body of Yasser Arafat?

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