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Mount Sharp 'Photobombs' Mars Curiosity Rover

31 Jan 2018, 23:41 UTC
Mount Sharp 'Photobombs' Mars Curiosity Rover

A new self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it has been investigating for the past several months. Directly behind the rover is the start of a clay-rich slope scientists are eager to begin exploring. In coming weeks, Curiosity will begin to climb this slope. In the image, north is on the left and west is on the right, with Gale Crater's rim on the horizon of both edges.

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