Topic: Jennifer Trosper
For the past month, the Curiosity Mars Rover has been methodically giving itself a health checkup, which it has been passing almost flawlessly, says NASA.
The Mars rover Curiosity is about to head for Glenelg, a unique confluence of rock formations. It's only a quarter-mile away, but the trip could take weeks as the chemistry lab on wheels examines the terrain.
One of the first images from the camera atop the rover Curiosity's mast shows a Mars landscape that scientists called remarkably Earth-like, as if NASA 'put a rover out in the Mojave Desert.'
NASA scientists credited engineering for Sunday's successful Mars landing. Rough-cut footage sent back to Earth from Curiosity's camera depicts the rover's descent, while other new photos show Mars' Mount Sharp.