As a feature of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, Curiosity was dispatched from Cape Canaveral on November 26th, 2011. After a 560 million km (350 million miles) venture, the vehicle estimated rover effectively arrived on Aeolis Palus inside the Gale pit on Mars. That launched NASA's central goal pointed toward contemplating the planet's tenability in anticipation of human investigation.
At first, Curiosity was relied upon to go through two years exploring the Martian environment and topography, just as deciding if the site inside Gale has at any point given appropriate conditions to microbial life. In any case, in December 2012, the rover's central goal was expanded endlessly.
Still functional and fit as a fiddle (aside from its well used wheels), Curiosity has been dynamic on Mars for just about 10 years. During this time, we've been honored with many superior quality pictures taken with its MastCam framework, and we had the option to look at changed stone constructions and complex developments the rover found on the Red Planet.
Utilizing its burrowing instrument installed, it gathered examples from the outsider ground and dissected them, in any event, discovering proof that pointed towards indications of antiquated microbial life. By examining various rocks, Curiosity discovered natural salts on Mars.
The rover didn't just examination the dirt yet in addition gazed upward and caught the absolute most staggering ice mists. The light enlightened the frozen fumes found 19 miles (31 kilometers) over the surface, making them look like pastel-hued arrangements.
In the primary picture (snap to broaden), which was taken in 2018, Curiosity sits on Vera Rubin Ridge, a locale situated at the foundation of Mount Sharp with an unmistakable surface and geology. The rover had been researching this region throughout the long term. Behind the machine is an earth rich slant which Curiosity will start investigating the impending week.