25 June 2014

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Red Planet Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Martian Year NASA

Red Planet Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Martian Year NASA

Today marks the first Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- since NASA’s Curiosity rover landed safely on Mars. The robot has had a string of groundbreaking discoveries since it landed on the red planet in August 2012.

The rover made a major discovery in finding an ancient riverbed in an area known as Yellowknife Bay.

Ashwin Vasavada, deputy project scientist at NASA told ABC News that
Curiosity's upcoming mission is to climb up a nearby mountain and examine the timeline of Mars' habitat.

“The layered rocks in the mountain captured the climate as it changed over time,” Vasavada said. “As we climb from the bottom to the top of the mountain, the rocks get younger and younger.”

Vasavada said this would determine the timeline of when Mars provided a habitable environment for microbial life.

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Destination Infinity June 25, 2014  

I don't understand what is the use of information collected by this Martian probe?

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