‘Curiosity', the Mars rover is now on a mission to explore the ‘cool’ spots of the Red and hot planet – it is preparing to shift base to Mount Sharp which scientists believe might contain traces of water.
Mount Sharp is a 5-Km high mountain with sediment layers which would be billions of years old - our Curiosity would travel half-way up this mountain.
However, before doing that, the Rover would go first to a location named as Glenelg which is in the opposite direction.
This has been reported in theaustralian.com.au of dated the 18th of August 2012.
The $US2.5 billion Mars rover had arrived on the Red Planet on 6th of August 2012 and one of the important feedbacks sent back by Curiosity is that the temperatures in the Gale Crater is just above freezing point.
The temperature had last been recorded by Viking-1 in the 1982 before it stopped functioning.
In the opinion of John Grotzinger, the Mars Science Laboratory project scientist the Rover's journey would take between three weeks and two months to arrive at Glenelg. It would remain there for nearly one month before heading to the base of Mount Sharp.
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