After a Summer Trip, a NASA Explorer Touches Down on Mars' Mineral-Rich,,,,,,

Space

By Aazam

October 26, 2022

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mast Camera, or Mastcam, to capture this panorama while driving toward the center of the scene

A region that forms the narrow "Paratepuy Pass" on August 14, the 3,563th Martian day, or sol

US space agency NASA says its Curiosity spacecraft has reached its next exploration goal on Mars

The explorer, or rover, reached an area that NASA scientists call Mount Sharp. This region sits within the planet's Gale Crater

Which Curiosity has been searching for since landing on Mars in 2012. Mount Sharp consists of a mixture of rocky material and several large hills

In the past, researchers have found evidence that, billions of years ago, Mount Sharp had multiple water systems

At some point, scientists believe that the Martian climate has become more extreme and has dried up the water system

NASA says that minerals still present around Mount Sharp may provide additional evidence of severe climate change

The space agency estimated that the landing site for Perseverance was about 3,700 kilometers from where Curiosity touched down

The minerals around Mount Sharp were first discovered by the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA said in a statement