Curiosity Rover Gets Ready for Its Next Adventure

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Curiosity Rover Gets Ready for Its Next Adventure

Post by Dragon on Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:49 pm


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This mosaic, taken by the Mars Curiosity rover, looks uphill at Mount Sharp. Spanning the center of the image is an area with clay-bearing rocks that scientists are eager to explore; it could shed additional light on the role of water in creating the landscape. The mosaic was assembled from dozens of images taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam). It was taken on Sol 1931 in January 2018.


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Post by Dragon on Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:50 pm



After more than a year without the use of the Curiosity Mars rover's drill, engineers have devised a workaround and tested it for the first time on the Red Planet. More testing of the drill method is planned for the future.

 
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