NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000 days on Mars with extreme panorama

NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000 days on Mars with extreme panorama

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover captured this Mars Panorama in November 2020.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, and it celebrated a milestone anniversary of 3,000 Martian days of living a good science life on the red planet.

A Mars day – called “Sol” – is slightly longer than a day on Earth, clocking in at just 24 hours and more than 39 minutes. Scientists track activities of curiosity based on sol. For example, raw images taken by the rover are tagged with the Sol number, so the snapping picture on its anniversary will be tagged with the date “Sol 3000” as well as the corresponding Earth.

NASA marked the special occasion on Tuesday with the release of a spectacular panorama. The beautiful mosaic view of the Gayle crater on Mars, depicts part of Mount Sharp, the vast middle mountain inside the crater. NASA said in the statement, “Geologists were drawn from the mission to see a series of rock ‘benches’ in the most recent panorama.”

The extensive panorama is composed of 122 paintings taken by Rover on November 18, 2020, Martian Soul 2946.

Curiosity is currently heading towards a region of the crater known as the “sulfate-bearing unit”. Describing the rover’s journey into this new region, NASA said, “Sulfates such as gypsum and epsom salts are usually formed around water, and how it can change climate change and climate and prospects for life closer to evaporation No clue about it yet. ” .

NASA’s only functioning Mars rover will soon be joined on the planet by its next gen Sibling Fortitude Rover Arrives in February. Curiosity will continue its mission for a long time to study ancient environmental conditions on the Red Planet.

Here is for the next 3,000 soles.

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