Science United States NASA

September 12, 2014 11:17 AM

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Science United States NASA

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity has reached the base of a Martian mountain after roving across more than five miles of the Red Planet's rough terrain. Mount Sharp's base is located in the middle of Gale Crater and with the arrival of the rover, the Mars Science Laboratory rover's original mission has begun.

Study of the mountain's layers will unveil many secrets of the environmental evolution of Mars. The crater floor was also explored by the rover while it made its way to the base of the Mountain Sharp.

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