- Created: Friday, 01 March 2013
For the first time, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity used the camera on its arm to take photos at night, illuminated by white lights and ultraviolet lights on the instrument. The purpose of acquiring observations under ultraviolet illumination was to look for fluorescent minerals. Watch Tech Briefs TV for the latest videos of the mission at www.techbriefs.com/tv/mars. Keep up with Curiosity at http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/.