The NASA robot has been exploring the surface of the Red Planet within the Gale crater for 8 years. The latest image of the hills surrounding is simply breathtaking with its penetrating mystery.
The selfie was taken at a place called Greenhaugh Pediment by scientists. Currently, the Curiosity rover has begun climbing the most difficult Mount Sharp hills in his career. A few weeks ago he made a borehole called Hutton, which is visible in the published image. The researchers wanted to see if there were any signs of life in the ground.
The 360-degree panorama was made of 86 interconnected images and shows the steep slopes of the Mount Sharp hills. The rover comes under them at an angle of up to 31 degrees. This is an amazing achievement for this type of device, after all, the entire journey takes place on an alien planet, hundreds of millions of kilometers from Earth.
Curiosota's goal is Aeolis Mons, a range that rises to 5000 meters above the Gale Crater. The Curiosity rover has been exploring this extremely interesting geological area since 2014. Scientists want to uncover the premises there, and even get conclusive evidence that once the atmosphere of the planet and flowed on its surface of the river provided ideal conditions for the formation and development of biological life. Similar to the one we know from Earth.
Billions of years ago, huge changes took place on the Red Planet that made it a barren desert today. Scientists want to understand why this happened and what processes resulted from it. They hope that the answer lies in the area of Aeolis Mons.
By the way, NASA robots on Mars, it is worth adding that in 2021, another fascinating rover named Perseverance (Mars 2020) will land on this fascinating planet. This will be the delta region of the Jezero Crater, which is located on the edge of Isidis Planitia, a giant trough north of the planet's equator. Scientists chose this area because of the oldest and most interesting geological forms of the Red Planet found there.