Mars rover Curiosity reaches ultimate destination: Mt. Sharp

September 12, 2014 5:46 PM

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The lower layers of Mars' Mt. Sharp are of particular interest because they were deposited on what could have been an ancient lake bed. Curiosity will be looking for organic compounds.

Two years and several remarkable discoveries after it first landed on Mars, NASA's rover Curiosity has finally reached its ultimate destination inside Gale Crater: Mt. Sharp.

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