That's a lot of hope.²
Also, plutonium: The rover is powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator, whose heat produces electricity and keeps #Curiosity warm in the -150°F Martian night.³
- “Hope” is the thing with feathers“Hope” is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soulAnd sings the tune without the wordsAnd never stops - at allAnd sweetest - in the Gale - is heardAnd sore must be the stormThat could abash the little BirdThat kept so many warm
I’ve heard it in the chillest landAnd on the strangest SeaYet - never - in Extremity,It asked a crumb - of me.
- More than three million people watched the #Curiosity landing live on Ustream, according to the web platform, with feeds from NASA HDTV, NASA JPL and NASA JPL 2.
- Plutonium decay heats #Curiosity and other robotic space machines. Plutonium was also used in "Fat Man," the nuclear bomb detonated over Nagasaki, on August 9, 1945, three days after Hiroshima was destroyed by the uranium-based "Little Boy."