Curiosity begins its great summer journey – the rover will pass through Gale Crater, heading for new unknown places.
The United States Aerospace Agency on Monday announced the summer trip of Curiosity to Mount Sharp. “Towards the end of the journey, the rover will be able to climb the next 5 km section of the Martian mountain, which he has been exploring since 2014, in search of conditions for maintaining an ancient life,” mission experts say.
Sulphate-containing soils are the next area of study for the Curiosity project after the probe has collected all the data from clay-containing soil. Experts say that sulfates usually form where water evaporates, they are still the key to how the climate and conditions of the Red Planet changed almost 3 billion years ago.