Curiosity’s Camera Reveals “Southwestern” Landscape on Mars

The layered flanks of Mount Sharp rise in the distance, beckoning NASA’s newest resident rover on Mars (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Wow — what a view! This is a high-resolution shot of the Curiosity rover’s ultimate goal: the stratified flanks of Gale Crater’s 3.4-mile (5.5-km) high central peak, Mount Sharp. The image was taken with Curiosity’s 34mm Mastcam as a calibration test… if views like this are what we can expect from the MSL mission, all I can say is (and I’ve said it before) GO CURIOSITY!

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  1. I am so glad I came across this post – it was really good.


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