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RICK EYERDAM of MarsNow [ marsnow.info ] discusses the imminent arrival of NASA's "Curiosity"/Mars Science Lab rover on Mars, the most terrestrial of non-Earth planets. Eyerdam and ROBERT KNIGHT discuss prior Martian missions, Aerology, orbital dynamics, chances of finding organic residue on the aqueous orb -- and NASA's use of Plutonium-238 nuclear fuel for the mission.
EDITORS NOTE -
Curiosity's arrival was planned to occur ~1:31 AM EDT on Monday 6 Aug 2012.