PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Capture Selfie While Exploring Gale Crater on Mars
By NASA information center // August 6, 2022
rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet
(NASA) – Today marks ten years since the Curiosity rover landed on Mars. Since August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring the 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater.
The rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet (612 meters), reaching progressively younger rocks that serve as a record on how Mars has evolved from a wet, habitable planet to a cold desert environment.
The photogenic rover created this self-portrait at Gale Crater on Sol 2082 (June 15, 2018) using the Mars Hand Lens Imager, or MAHLI.
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