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Curiosity and the Solar Storm

14 Dec 2011, 15:54 UTC
Curiosity and the Solar Storm

Curiosity wasn't the only thing that blasted off for Mars on Nov. 26th. On the same day, a solar storm launched itself toward the Red Planet. The coincidence heralds a new job for the multi-talented rover: Curiosity will spend much of the next nine months studying space weather.

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