Rover “Kyuriositi” went in search of the main secrets of Mars





After more than six months from the start of the study area Glenelg (Glenelg Intrigue) and Gale crater (Gale Crater) on Mars, Mars rover “Kyuriositi” embarked on his longest trip. Rover task is to get to the mountains Sharp, which the rover began its movement on July 4. To overcome all the way from Mars research station will take at least almost a year.

Since landing “Kyuriositi” on the Red Planet has passed 324 Martian days. During this time he managed to get in a few places, to confirm some of the facts and make some very interesting discoveries, among them dry riverbeds and the remains of mineral substances, which could indicate that the planet once had water and still maybe even have a life. That is, in fact, “Kyuriositi” failed in its main scientific task.


Glenelg area

Onward travel to Mount Sharp rover may take “Kyuriositi” from 9 months to a year. The starting point was the rover mountain area called “Shaler.” From 4 to 7 July “Kyuriosti” overcame just 18 meters Martian surface, followed by a second shot, which was already 40 meters. The ultimate goal is a mountain Shapr height 5500 meters, located 8 km away from the current location “Kyuriositi.” Scientists believe that there the rocky surface may contain useful information that will tell them about the ancient Mars, and how it has changed in all that time.


Location “Kyuriositi” after 327 days from the date of landing

In addition, NASA reported “Kyuriositi” video filmed on Phobos – one of the two satellites of the Red Planet, which took place on June 28 by the rover.


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