Astronomy Magazine

Curiosity Looks Sharp

Posted on the 29 August 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
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The Curiosity rover on Mars is still going through its shake down phase, using new equipment and making sure all is well. A few days ago, engineers fired up its 100 mm camera - a telephoto that has a bit more zoom to it than the cameras from which we've been seeing pictures.
They pointed it to the base of Mount Sharp, the big mountain in the center of its new home of Gale Crater. And what it saw is, simply, breath-taking.

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