Rover “Kyuryoshiti” spent six years on the surface of the Red Planet
On August 6, 2012, the rover of “Curiosity” landed on the surface of Mars. He had to not only study the climate and geology of the Red Planet, but also help answer the important question: could it once exist life? For all of its work, “Curiosity” has made many interesting discoveries, for example, found a source of methane in the soil, determined the age of organic matter on the planet and found mud cracks left after the water cracks dried. He even managed to survive the failure of the drill, with which the rover took ground analyzes, and withstand the dust storm that continues to this day.
Although the life of “Kyuriosity” was calculated for approximately two Earth years (one Martian), as a result, it almost tripled its planned duration. Perhaps he will even wait for the arrival of the “changer” . In honor of the six years since the landing of “Kyuryoshiti” on Mars, we have collected the best pictures taken by rover cameras.
Mount Eolide (Sharpe Mountain), the central peak of the crater Gale
Dunes of Bagnold in the foothills of Eolida
Traces of erosion on the ridge of Vera Rubin (Mount Eolida)
Panorama of the Gale Crater, in which the “Curiosity” landed
Dunes on Mars
Foothills of Aeolis
Mineral veins on the slopes of Eolida
Strata at the foot of Aeolis
Stained with mineral veins “Garden City” on Eolide
Panoramic photograph of the Naukluft plateau, located in the lower zone of Eolida
Table mountains on the highlands of Murray
Cracks on the stone slab are most likely left behind by withered mud
Another area of mud cracks, possibly left by Martian water, dried up over three billion years ago
In the foothills of the Aeolis, geological strata are visible, which they intend to study “Curiosity”
The five-meter-high Ayrson hill rises on the lower slope of Aeolis
“Selfi”, which “Kyuriosity” took off soon after arriving on Mars and six years later (move the slider under the photo). Not only the rover itself changed, but also the situation around – because of the dust storm that had been raging almost all of Mars.