Curiosity reaching science peak after years of driving

September 12, 2014 1:06 PM

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The Mars rover Curiosity has finally reached the base of Mount Sharp, the Kilimanjaro-sized mountain it has been driving toward for much of the past two years.

"We have finally arrived at the far frontier we have sought for so long," said project scientist John Grotzinger at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena in a press teleconference on 11 September. "This is where the core of the science mission really begins."

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