Curiosity Rover Sends Back Striking Images Of Mars Rock Formations

Curiosity Rover Sends Back Striking Images Of Mars Rock Formations
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NASA has released new color images taken by the Curiosity Mars rover, which it says will help increase understanding of the red planet’s landscape. The pictures, taken on Thursday, were taken in the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp, an 18,000ft mountain, where the Rover has been based since 2014. Curiosity is looking into how and when habitable conditions on Mars that were once present evolved into drier conditions less favourable for life on the planet. Curiosity Project scientist Ashwin Vasavada said the team was “thrilled” to undertake the expedition, describing the landscape as “a bit of American desert Southwest on Mars”. The striking rock formations captured by the rover’s Mast …

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