NASA's Curiosity rover snaps image of Mars horizon

NASA  JPL-Caltech Curiosity rover is exploring an area called Central Butte. This is the view

NASA JPL-Caltech Curiosity rover is exploring an area called Central Butte. This is the view

NASA's Curiosity rover is the only real surviving cellular customer to Mars, and the probe has beamed again a cache of photographs that seize simply how remoted, eerie and melancholy the vista is on the Pink Planet's floor.

One Sol is equal to one Martian day - with Sol 0, for Curiosity at least, being the day on which the rover first touched down on the red planet.

Curiosity is climbing. In the Gale Crater it calls home, the Mars rover has been making its way up an eroded pediment called the Central Butte.

The rover will also take images of a region at the top of the butte - too hard for the rover to reach, but well within imaging distance.

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover photographed the Martian horizon while walking up Central Butte, a slanted rock structure where it's exploring for sedimentary signals that hint water might have flowed, Kristen Bennett said, a US Geological Survey planetary. The traveling robot continues its work at the Central Butte in Gale Crater and examines the weathered layers of rock at the base of Sharp Mountain from the slope in the middle of the crater.

The Central Butte is deeply geologically interesting, with layers of sedimentary rock that hold clues to the region's water in the distant past.

The second rover, which has been exploring the plain of Meridiani Planum located south of the Martian equator, became caught in a dust storm in June past year.

The Curiosity is a modern machine that was worked to investigate and test Mars independent from anyone else after NASA lost contact with the Opportunity meanderer during a Martian residue storm. Only other functioning system on Mars being the stationery rover, Insight.

The rover is 2.9 metres (9.5 ft) long by 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) wide by 2.2 metres (7.2 ft) in height. It's a known fact that water is the source of life.

Due to its success, the mission has been extended indefinitely and has now been active for over 2,000 days. The image above was taken using the rover's Right Navigation Camera B on November 1, or Sol 2573.

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