JAN 30, 2018 6:27 PM PST

This Panorama Taken by the Curiosity Rover Highlights the Beauty of Mars

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


The Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface since 2012, and it has since enabled planetary scientists to learn a lot about the unique properties of the red planet.

This video, shared by NASA, showcases a beautiful panoramic image that Curiosity took from Gale Crater. The video not only points out various aspects of the crater and its surroundings but also underscores where Curiosity began and how it arrived at its current destination.

Many of the mountains off in the distance rise one full mile above the Curiosity Rover's current elevation. Some of the hills residing beyond said mountains range from up to 50 miles away.

Curiosity still has a lot more exploring to do, but in due time, NASA will send the Mars 2020 rover to the red planet to pick up where Curiosity left off.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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