Mars in a Minute: Where Does Your Curiosity Lead?

April 11, 2012
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Curiosity is a big part of what it means to be human. It's also the name of NASA's next Mars rover. This 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how one type of curiosity can inspire another.


Curiosity is part of the human spirit – it’s in our nature. People have been following their curiosity since time began, asking questions of wonder, like:

  • How does fire work?
  • What’s on the other side of the ocean?
  • Why is the sky blue?
  • Are we alone?

NASA scientists are following their curiosity to Mars, with the help of a rover named “Curiosity.” They’re curious to know:

  • Did Mars ever support small life forms called microbes?
  • Does it today?
  • Will it ever support human life if we send astronauts someday?

The Mars rover Curiosity may find clues to these questions and more.

Of course, when you follow your curiosity on a mission you’ve never done before, there’s always risk. But, discovery requires curiosity and a bold spirit. That’s how we expand our knowledge of worlds beyond our own.

So, where does your curiosity lead?