Nasa’s Curiosity rover, which successfully landed on Mars on August 6 2012, is fitted with infrared detectors developed and manufactured by Poland’s Vigo System company. The Curiosity mission was one of the most important Nasa projects in recent years.
Curiosity, which weighs almost a ton, touched down on the surface of Mars in an area around Gale Crater and immediately sent the first photographs of its surroundings. The photos showed the surface of the crater and a high mountain inside it, called Aeolis Mons.
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