New images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover show the stunning, vast landscape of Mars.
According to Space.com, the Curiosity rover was launched to Mars almost 10 years ago on November 26, 2011. Recently, Curiosity traveled to the slopes of Mount Sharp (aka Aeolis Mons) – a mountain that forms the central peak of Gale Crater. There, mission members captured the beauty of Mars’ natural landscape with Curiosity’s navigation camera.
The Curiosity team combined two black and white images taken at different times of day and added color to create a rare beautiful image of Mars, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. .
The Curiosity rover isn’t the newest robot on Mars, as NASA’s Perseverance rover only landed on the planet on February 18, 2021. Since landing in August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring the Martian surface, collecting valuable scientific data and incredible images. It’s still in great condition despite being out for almost a decade.