NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory and Curiosity rover is expected to arrive on the red planet’s surface at 1:31 a.m. EDT Monday.
The forecast? Pink skies with a chance of water ice haze.
Curiosity will explore Gale Crater, which was created more than 3 billion years ago by a meteor. At the bottom of the crater is a 3-mile-high mountain — Mount Sharp — that the rover will comb for signs of life.