Mars Rover Snooping Lastly Turn Up at Mt. Sharp

September 14, 2014 2:52 PM

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Mars Rover Snooping Lastly Turn Up at Mt. Sharp

NASA’s inquisitiveness rover has lastly reached at its pledged land: the base of Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in the middle of Gale Crater, after wandering in the Martian desert for about 25 months.

The onset marks the start of the Mars Science Laboratory rover’s original mission: to read the mountain’s clay-rich lower layers like pages in a history book, pages that could expose signs of life-affable environments on the Red Planet.

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