This image of Mount Sharp on Mars is a composite of images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
The photo has been white-balanced so the sky looks much more blue than it really is (it would have a butterscotch tint if you were on Mars) and the rocks, dust, etc. appear as they would under Earth light.
Mount Sharp is a 3-mile high mountain that rises up from the centre of Gale Crater. Curiosity is ultimately headed for its lower slopes.
The car-size robot has been roaming around the crater floor since she landed on the Red Planet last August. She’s currently parked at a place called Yellowknife Bay, where some rock powder samples recently revealed that microbial life could once have thrived on Mars.
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