Curiosity rover to take up mountain climbing on Mars

September 12, 2014 5:12 PM

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Curiosity rover to take up mountain climbing on Mars

After two years of exploration and driving, NASA's Curiosity rover has finally reached the base of Mount Sharp, a major goal of the mission.

Imagine standing in a vast crater on Mars and looking up at a mountain the size of Mount Rainier. That's how big Mount Sharp is. NASA's Curiosity rover arrived at the base of the mountain and is set to delve deeply into the geologic makeup of the Red Planet. NASA describes the site as Curiosity's "l...

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