Layers at the base of Mount Sharp A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA's Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual science destination.
Side Note: That is fucking Mars people! How crazy ass cool is that? This image is from a series of test images to calibrate the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover. It was taken on Aug. 2012 and looks south-southwest from the rover's landing site.
This image, released today, is a high-resolution shot of the Curiosity rover’s ultimate goal: the stratified flanks of Gale Crater’s high central peak, Mount Sharp. The image was taken with Curiosity’s telephoto Mastcam as a calibration test.
In this image from NASA's Curiosity rover, a rock outcrop called Link pops out from a Martian surface that is elsewhere blanketed by reddish-brown dust. The fractured Link outcrop has blocks of exposed, clean surfaces.
NASA& Curiosity rover has sent back its sharpest image of the mountain it will climb on Mars. The mountain, known as Mount Sharp or Aeolis Mons, towers right in front of the rover in the middle of Gale Crater,