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Curiosity Mars Rover Begins Study of Ridge Destination


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Mount Sharp, Mars

This early 2017 look ahead from the Mastcam of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes four geological layers to be examined by the mission, and higher reaches of Mount Sharp beyond the planned study area.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The car-size NASA rover on a Martian mountain, Curiosity, has begun its long-anticipated study of an iron-bearing ridge forming a distinctive layer on the mountain's slope.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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