NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Captured Images Of A Somewhat Eerie Vista

James Marshall
November 6, 2019

After it completes this task, Curiosity will venture to the other side of the butte, according to NASA.

Ever since its arrival on the red planet back in 2012, the rover has tirelessly wandered the surface of the planet (covering about 21 kilometers as of 30 July 2019), escalated plenty of Martian mountains and found evidence of salt water in some ancient craters.

NASA's Curiosity Rover is truly one of the greatest triumphs of space exploration.

At present, Curiosity is making its way up a slope of rock debris called the "Central Butte", which lies at the foot of Aeolis Mons, the mountain at Gale's centre.

When it's through exploring this side of the butte, it'll take pictures from the opposite side, NASA said.

On the horizon can be seen the edge of the 96 mile (154 kilometre) -wide Gale crater, while the gentle slopes of Central Butte can be seen in the foreground.

Central Butte is a very interesting geological point, with sedimentary rock layers that have hints of the presence of water in the region in the past.

"We expect to continue having fantastic views of Central Butte at our next stop!"

Interest shot the Martian skyline while going up Central Butte, a slanting rock structure where it's looking for sedimentary sign that recommend water might've streamed there, US Geological Survey planetary geologist Kristen Bennett said.

The second rover, which has been exploring the plain of Meridiani Planum located south of the Martian equator, became caught in a dust storm in June a year ago. It is a sophisticated machine that was created to examine and examine Mars by itself after NASA lost communication with the Opportunity rover during a Martian dust storm. Only other functioning system on Mars being the stationery rover, Insight.

Due to its success, the mission has been extended indefinitely and has now been active for over 2,000 days.

Utilizing the rover's "Proper Navigation Digital camera B" on November 1, or Sol 2,573, the rover captured a number of close-ups earlier than zooming out to indicate the cruel actuality of life on the floor of our potential future offworld colony.

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