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Kyuriositi” made it to the first staging post on the way to Mount Sharp
Universe Today portal has links to space agency NASA reported that the 12 September 2013 Mars rover “Kyuriositi” made it to the first waypoint in the route of the longest in the history of Mars travel , the primary purpose of which is Mount Sharp.
The source indicates that the first intermediate point is called the “Darwin” and is for the team, “Kyuriositi” another useful opportunity for the study and analysis of terrain there the stone deposits, and the rover – an extra opportunity to get some rest.
Rover is on its way for several months, and despite the relatively rapid progress, the remaining distance to the destination must take even a long time. If all goes according to plan, the researchers hope that the rover will reach the mountain Sharpe in 2014.
On September 12, 2013 ” Kyuriositi “drove 1.6 kilometers of the 8.6-kilometer track. At the point of “Darwin” the rover will hold only a few days in which he quickly bring together scientists interested in samples of Martian soil and then go further.
In total, the rover must pass five waypoints.
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