NASA releases videos of Curiosity on Mars
The Laboratory Jet propulsion NASA has released videos recorded by Curiosity Rover in Mars. They are pictures that are appreciated Panorama of the Red Planet, When the unmanned robot climbs towards a mountain.
Images recorded by Curiosity Rover correspond to July 3, 2021. On that day, at 3167 of its voyage to the planet, it climbed to an altitude of 8 thousand meters and Mount Sharp, which is located on the account of the Gale crater. There is a site 154 km wide.
In a report shared on its website, NASA explained that the location of the rover was winter. This helps keep dust out of the air and facilitates the visibility of the camera recordings of the unmanned robot.
According to the U.S. Space Agency, the Curiosity rover is located in an area rich in clay, an area dominated by salt minerals known as sulfates. The Mount Sharp slope is considered to be the oldest part of the Gale Valley.
It should be noted that the images shared by NASA created a better media and social media impact. This Tuesday, hundreds of Twitter users shared videos recorded by Curiosity.
A website to view the full gallery of Curiosity images
NASA has released a gallery of images recorded by Curiosity Rover’s mastcam. Any user can compliment them by entering the home mars.nasa.gov.
He has realized the function of the robot, whose new task is to dig out the stones and explore the composition of their materials and determine how the dominance of sulphates from the platform dominated by clay minerals took place.
Landing day continues to be one of the happiest days of my career. We are driving a robot while exploring another planet. Megan Richardson Lynn, the new project director at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, said it’s very rewarding to see how new discoveries and scientific decisions guide everyday activities.
Curiosity is now embarking on the study of “Mount Rafael Navarro”, named after one of the mission’s first scientists who died a few years ago.
Curiosity’s target on Mars
Abigail Freeman, co-scientist with NASA’s Curiosity Project at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, pointed out that the purpose of the rover on Mars is to study the planet’s soil and weather conditions.
“The rocks here will begin to reveal how this wet planet became today’s dry Mars, and how long the habitable environment lasted after it happened,” the scientist said.
Curiosity landed on Mars in 2012. At the time, NASA wanted to study potential microorganisms that could have invaded Mars, and there were still rivers and water bodies in the area. The company based its survey operations on the Gale Abyss.