Date of discovery: September 20, 2014
Date photo was taken: Sept 19, 2014, 19:18:57 UTC
Photo set: Sol 745
Location of discovery:
NASA photo 1: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/proj/msl/redops/ods/surface/sol/00754/soas/rdr/ccam/CR0_464425578PRC_F0421020CCAM03753L1.JPG
NASA photo 2: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/proj/msl/redops/ods/surface/sol/00754/opgs/edr/ccam/CR0_464425578EDR_F0421020CCAM03753M_.JPG
Just when you thought you knew everything about the Mars Curiosity Rover, something like this shows up on the NASA blog. Yesterday I checked out the Curiosity blog...yeah they have one, and found these two photo close ups using the "remote micro-imager." Chinese and Korean writing shows up on the image as clear as day. Now this is not a simple word that got there by mistake like the infamous "made in China," but this instead says "Mars."
It was written specifically for the Curiosity and is 100% proof that Chinese scientists were working on it. To top it off we find two Korean worlds above the Chinese...lets hope south. I cannot read Korean, but I assume it also says "Mars." Sure having scientists from around the world work on the rover is fun, however when a rover scientist returns to their country, surly they are asked by their governments to reveal all the information they have learned about the 2.5 billion dollar US project. Why has NASA never announced that there were scientists from China and Korea working on this project? Why are the American people kept in the dark while China and Korea is kept in the loop? It sounds like China and Korea have a strong hand over NASA...and if thats true, then that explains a lot. SCW