Watch This Spot: Mars Rover Curiosity Touches Down This Weekend

We'll be reporting live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the people who sent Curiosity into space are gathered to watch it arrive!

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Image taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) of Mars Express shows the landing site of the Mars rover CuriosityESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

You may have heard there's a new rover that's just about to make an edge-of-our-seat landing on Mars. You can read all about the Mars rover Curiosity -- and watch PopSci all weekend, for live updates from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory!

I'm on a flight to Los Angeles today and I'll be writing updates here at PopSci.com and on Twitter throughout the weekend. It's a space nerd's dream, as my colleague Clay Dillow put it -- and I am excited to share it all with you guys!

Tune in for a behind-the-scenes peek at JPL, updates from the guys who designed Curiosity's "seven minutes of terror" landing, and more. And get some coffee for Sunday night, when Curiosity is scheduled to land on the Red Planet at 10:31 p.m. Pacific time, 1:31 a.m. on the East coast.