We are engineers and scientists on the Mars Curiosity Rover Mission, Ask us Anything!
- MilkTheFrog: Does Curiosity have any increased capacity for operating during the Martian night due to it's lack of reliance on solar power? Did you put lights on it?
- CuriosityMarsRover: There are no lights on the Rover. It utilizes the night time to recharge the batteries to drive and explore during the day to take advantage of the day time.
- TMelee: but what if the life-form only comes out at night...
- FolloweroftheAtom: Well fuck. -NASA
- Chris_159: They mostly come out at night... mostly...