NASA’sJust celebrated an important event – 3,000 days on the Martian surface. To celebrate this occasion, the space agency has released a stunning new panorama of the Red Planet taken by the rover.
Curiosity landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, however, scientists tracked its activity on a Tuesday called “Sols”, slightly longer than Earth Day at 24 hours and 39 minutes.
Great new panoramas released by the space agency Tuesday captured this 96-mile wide view of the Gale Crater and part of Mount Sharp, the central mountain. It was taken by the eyes of Curiosity AKA the Mast Camera.
Curiosity has gradually climbed and explored the three-mile-high Mount Sharp since 2014, the latest discovery taken in a panoramic series of Distinctive “bench-shaped rock” that may also have formed due to erosion Landslide
The mountain’s rock formations were shaped as a body of water billions of years ago. “The Curiosity team had seen a bench before in Gale Crater, but hardly grouped such beautiful steps,” NASA said.
“Our scientific team is excited to learn how they formed and what they mean for the ancient environment within Gale,” said Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The panorama is a total of 122 images taken by Curiosity on November 18. After shooting, the rover continues to rise to higher ground, heading for the next main floor, called “Sulfate-bearing unit”
Since the start of the mission, Curiosity has been searching for conditions that could once save lives, collecting rock samples along the way for analysis.
There have been significant achievements, including finding evidence that the planet was once liquid, finding that Earth was once suitable for life, and the search for molecules for organic carbon, the building blocks of life. In addition, current and active methane was found in the Red Planet’s atmosphere, detecting radiation levels that could affect human health risks, and concluded that Mars’ atmosphere was once thicker in Very present
Curiosity will soon be joined by its brothers rover.When it landed on the red planet in February, Perseverance was designed to bring samples from Mars back to Earth, the first voyage to other planets.