His friend and buddy Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

follows the work of the Curiosity rover robot.

His friend and buddy Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Although the rover “Curiosity” (“Curiosity”) may feel abandoned and isolated, but his buddy “Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter” tirelessly communicates, transmitting data to scientists.

The monochromatic apparatus “Curiosity”, exploring the features of the surface of Mars, is now preparing for important drilling work at the site, which NASA specialists dubbed as “Kimberley” in honor of the western region of Australia. Planetary geologists hope that relatively recently discovered rock formations may provide intact samples of organic materials - evidence of a former life for further study. “Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter”, recently with the help of “HiRISE” received photos of the robot itself and the prints from its wheels. The pictures show how the rover maneuvers between the rocky obstacles of the “Aeolis Palus” region, which he studies on the way to “Aeolis Mons”, a five-kilometer mountain inside the crater of the “Gale”, also called “Mount Sharp” (or in Russian “Ostraya Mountain").

These photos show that now “Curiosity” is approaching a 16-foot (5 meters high) rocky slope called “Wonderful Mountain”, where it will soon begin drilling and analyzing samples using the on-board chemical laboratory.

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