Thursday, June 6, 2013

Curiosity To Head Towards Mt. Sharp

Hey Space Placers!

The news from Curiosity's news conference yesterday is that very soon the nuclear powered roving lab will make a turn towards the southwest. Destination will be looming Mt. Sharp about 5 miles away. The drive will take many months and it is not known when the rover will arrive as there is always the possibility that scientifically intriguing targets will pop up along the way.

With 6 months experience working in Gale Crater on the Red Planet Curiosity is ready for the trek. Much has been accomplished since her arrival last summer but much more remains to be done and discovered. Mt. Sharp has been a looming presence and now we will get to see ever better pics as we get closer.

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