1621830137 nasa orbiter photo shows curiosity on desolate mars surface

NASA Orbiter Photo Shows Curiosity on Desolate Mars Surface

Nasa orbiter photo shows curiosity on desolate mars surface
NASA / JPL / Arizona

While it is a little surprising that NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, attracts the most attention these days, we should not forget that Curiosity, which arrived on the red planet in 2012, is still busy exploring the surface of Mars .

Eager to remind us of this fact, the space agency recently posted a dramatic image of the car-shaped curiosity captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as it passed overhead at an altitude of about 180 miles.

The picture shows NASA’s rover as it climbs a wide outcrop of rocks on the northern edge of Mount Sharp, close to the center of the crater, on Mont Marco. As you can see, the vehicle looks small and different in its desolate surroundingsā€¦

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NASA / JPL / Arizona

Curiosity has been doing a variety of scientific research on Mars for the past nine years. It is also sending home some impressive pictures from the surface of Mars, including selfies, panoramas, and stunning imagery of flowing clouds.

Rover also has Its own twitter account With more than 4.1 million followers, its ongoing Mars mission allows fans to keep up to date with everything that comes to the distant planet.

Curiosity is firmly located at 2,000 miles, so there is no possibility of NASA’s two rovers hitting each other. Perseverance landed on Mars in February, and is tasked with searching the red planet for signs of ancient life. It also brought with it Ingenuity, a small helicopter that recently became the first aircraft to achieve a controlled, controlled flight to another planet, which has since resulted in more record-breaking flights.

NASA’s two Mars rovers were also recently linked to a Chinese rover named Zurong, which mounted a lander on the surface of the red planet over the weekend.

The Zurongs will explore the landscape of Mars for signs of ancient life and learn more about Mars’ environment using an array of scientific instruments.

Asian giants are becoming increasingly ambitious with their space missions. Its recent arrival on Mars saw it become only the second country to deploy a rover on the planet after the US, and the third to land a spacecraft there, with only the US and Russia having previously achieved this feat.

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