1.[noun] a state in which you want to learn more about something
2.[noun] something unusual
Synonyms: curio, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity
Well, there couldn’t be a better word to describe the Mars Science Laboratory, which this week is on the final stages of its flight to Mars.
Brush up on all your Curiosity trivia at http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/mission/
What I learned: Curiosity weighs 900 kilograms, or about 2,000 pounds and has a million kilometers to the finish line – a heavyweight champion on a ultra-marathon!