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NASA’s Curiosity Team Names Martian Hill That Serves as Mission ‘Gateway’

5 Apr 2021, 13:00 UTC
NASA’s Curiosity Team Names Martian Hill That Serves as Mission ‘Gateway’ NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The team of scientists and engineers behind NASA’s Curiosity rover named a hill along the rover’s path on Mars in honor of a recently deceased mission scientist. A craggy hump that stretches 450 feet (120 meters) tall, “Rafael Navarro mountain” is located on Mount Sharp in northwest Gale Crater.

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