Curiosity Rover Reaches Final Destination On Mars

September 13, 2014 11:14 AM

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Curiosity Rover Reaches Final Destination On Mars

Two years after landing on Mars, the Curiosity Rover has reached its final destination - the base of a 3-mile-high mountain - were scientists hope that tests will reveal whether the red planet once held life.

NASA scientists announced that the one-ton, $2.5 billion scientific robot on wheels has reached the base of Mount Sharp ahead of schedule. Curiosity is expected to carry out its first drilling after it reaches Pahrump Hills, a gray-green colored rock in two weeks, according to a Russia Today report.

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