NASA’s Curiosity rover photographed the 3000th day on Mars, photographing the striking red planet.
The Wanderer landed on the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012, and took images of the windy crater, including the huge mountain peak in the crater-Mount Sharp. NASA said in a statement about its achievements that “a series of rock’benches'” appeared in the images, which surprised scientists.
“Our scientific team is excited to figure out how they formed and what they meant for the ancient environment inside gale,” Curiosity project scientist, Ashwin Vasavada of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Said in a statement.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover astounded the panorama of the Red Planet
The panoramic image is a composite of 122 images taken on November 18, 2020 (day 2946 on Mars) (or one day). The Martian sol is slightly longer than a day on Earth, at 24 hours and 39 minutes.
In August, the Curiosity Mars rover celebrated 8 years on the “Red Planet.” At the time, NASA marked this achievement and pointed out that it had traveled more than 14 miles, drilled 26 rock samples and collected 6 soil samples to determine that ancient Mars was “really suitable for life”.
The rover made many discoveries on Mars, including the discovery of “abnormally high” methane on the red planet.
As of August 2019, scientists are still unsure of the cause of methane production. Some scientists have ruled out that the peak is caused by wind erosion of rocks that trap methane from fluid inclusions and cracks on the surface of the red planet.
On earth, methane is produced from biological and geological sources.
In 2018, NASA revealed that the rover had discovered organic molecules.
In addition, the rover has taken a large number of photos of planets and Venus and Venus from its vantage point. In August 2020, the rover spotted a dust demon crossing the surface of Mars.
The Curiosity Mars Rover will join Mars with the Mars 2020 Perseverance Mars Rover, which is scheduled to land on Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. The duration of the mission on the surface of the red planet is at least Martian years or 687 days.
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