Curiosity eyes Mt. Sharp from a crater on Mars, and prepares to go there

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The light peak is Mt. Sharp — an eventual destination of the Curiosity rover. …

Curiosity’s is already on the move crossing the intermediate gravel field toward an interesting terrain feature named Glenelg. Curiosity has also already started analyzing its surroundings by zapping a nearby rock with its laser to analyze the chemical composition of the resulting gas plume.

If life ever existed on Mars it might well have been here in Gale crater, with the Curiosity rover being humanity’s current best chance to find what remains.


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