NASA Launches Mars Rover Game To Celebrate Curiosity's 4th Anniversary

Posted: Aug 5 2016, 11:12am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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NASA Launches Mars Rover Game to Celebrate Curiosity's 4th Anniversary
On their mobile devices, players drive a rover through rough Martian terrain, challenging themselves to navigate and balance the rover while earning points along the way. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GAMEE
  • NASA Mars Curiosity Rover has a Video Game on the Occasion of its Anniversary

The NASA Mars Curiosity Rover has had a video game released on the occasion of its anniversary.

The Curiosity Rover is marking its fourth anniversary on Mars. This has been calculated in terms of earth years of course. It is well on its way to collecting a 17th sample from the Martian surface.

The Curiosity Rover is currently exploring every nook and cranny of Mars. Gamers on the other hand are getting an opportunity to play a novel social media game titled Mars Rover.

While on their mobile phones, gamers can drive a rover through the Martian terrain. They have to handle the rover all the better to allow it to traverse the rough surface features.

They have to balance it too. Meanwhile they can earn extra points for deftly handling the Mars Rover in the context of the game. This game is a precursor to the next mission of NASA to Mars.

The new Rover will launch atop a rocket which will be headed for Mars in 2020. It will be descrying the subterranean depths for signs of water. People can interact with stuff that is going on in the real world in a vicarious manner through this scheme of things.

The future exploration by the Mars Rover will be something to be on the lookout for. Via social networks that are present online, the enthusiasts could share the fun with their friends around the world.

The fact that a game can be employed to view the Mars Rover means that the way lies open for science aficionados to polish up on their skills regarding maths, science, technology and engineering.

On the other hand on Mars (we are talking about real life now) the Rover is ready to drill into a rock formation called a Marimba.

This is so that rock powder could be collected for lab analysis. It will take the Rover several months to ascend the target to do the job. Mount Sharp is the ultimate goal of the Rover.

Mount Sharp is located inside Gale Crater. Knowledge regarding the evolution of the Martian surface is at stake here. The Curiosity Rover has already collected many samples which have been thoroughly examined in laboratory settings. It has snapped thousands of pics, fired its laser many times and driven for quite some distance on the Martian terrain.

Download Mars Rover Game for iOS Devices.

Download Mars Rover Game for Android Devices.

Download Mars Rover Game for Desktop.

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