NASA’s Curiosity Rover has over the past several months considered it difficult to work on a site to contain ancient surface material. And As this stunning new selfie shows, dust-covered probes are really starting to blend into their environments.
Looking for curiosity Mars since 2012, and it certainly is Begin to show. The dust-covered six-wheeled machine has taken on the color of the red planet, with the closest car wash located about 51 million miles (82 million kilometers) away.
59 The photos used to create this mosaic image were taken on October 25, 2020, accordingly For NASA’s statement. Imaging experts with the space agency carefully stitched the photos together, In this way to remove the Rover’s Mars Hand Lens Camera (MAHLI).
An impressive, The high-res 37MB version of this image can be downloaded here, Which I have done and created in my desktop wallpaper. A smaller version can be found here.
Oh, and look at the middle wheel of the rover to the right of the image. A bit rough looking, but we Already knew Don’t worry, the next Mars rover, currently the route, has very difficult wheels).
Workhorse Rover is drilling and analyzing surface samples at a new site called Mary Anning, named in honor of the 19th by NASA’s mission controllers.English linguists of the century. The name is fitting, The site can provide important insights into the past. BCuriosity is searching for organic, carbon-based molecules rather than the discovery of Jurassic fossils. One of the major goals of the Curiosity mission is to find out Past signs Habit of living on Mars.
Curiosity reached the Mary Anning site in July, where it has drilled three holes: Mary Anning, Mary Anning 3 and Groken (rock names in the Shetland Islands, Scotland). The probe can analyze samples taken from these drill holes with its built use –In the lab, called Chemin. The resulting data is again withheld Back to Earth by the team, in a process that is expected to take months.
From here, curiosity will be directed towards A layer of sulfate-rich rocks that lie at a high elevation along Mount Sharp. The rover should arrive in the region early next year.
Excitedly, NASA’s Rover Rover, with Fancy extra-durable wheelsIs now At least 100 days away By arriving at Mars. The next Gene Rover is scheduled to land at the Jjero Crater on February 18, 2021. Persistence will join Curiosity and Insight Lander as only three working probes are still operating on the Red Planet.