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Curiosity Reaches Mount Sharp On Mars

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

   
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Curiosity Reaches Mount Sharp On Mars

 

 

After more than two years of reaching the Mars, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has finally reached the foothills of Mount Sharp, the primary destination it was supposed to explore. Mount Sharp is a mountain at the centre of the vast Gale Crater and the mission’s prime destination.

Now Curiosity’s trek will begin with an examination of the mountain’s lower slopes. The rover will starting the process at the Pahrump Hills. Curiosity is currently positioned at the base of the mountain.

Curiosity reached its current location after its route was modified due to excessive wheel wear. After landing in Gale Crater in 2012, Curiosity spent its first year achieving its major goal of determining whether Mars had environmental conditions favourable for microbial life.




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