CNN article NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured a “true picture” of Mars and its moons, scientists say, as the agency seeks to answer lingering questions about how the Red Planet formed.
The rover has been collecting data for months on a spot called “Gusev Crater,” which is known for its distinctive crater.
Its current destination is the northern tip of the Gusev Mountains, where scientists say the rover’s camera captured this image.
“I’m absolutely amazed, the rover has picked up the picture that it’s been looking for,” said Jeff Moore, the deputy project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
NASA has previously released photos of Gusevel in 2012, which suggested that the mountain was once part of an ancient lakebed.
The rover has not been able to identify the location of the lakebed, so scientists are still waiting for evidence.
The rover’s previous photos have also suggested that some of the mountains that form the crater were once flat.
But Moore said it is too early to draw conclusions about whether the images are consistent with the original, or if they have been distorted.NASA has a long way to go to determine whether the “true” image of the Red Mars was captured by a human eye, or by an artificial lens, like the one used on the Hubble Space Telescope.
But scientists say they think the “good” picture is the result of human activity.NASA’s Jet Dynamics Observatory captured a picture of Gsuva Crater on Jan. 18, 2020, and its scientists say their images indicate the rock is composed of carbon dioxide and other gases, including methane.
The mission team says the image is consistent with what they’ve seen in previous images taken by the rover.
The scientists have not yet analyzed the image to determine if it was a “real” or a “false” image.
“The Curiosity rover, which is a robot designed to explore Mars, captured this remarkable image of GSUva Craters northern and southern rim in this image,” the mission said in a statement.
“We have used the rover to explore the crater site and the area of the crater.
This was an amazing, unique, and unprecedented image.”NASA is sending the rover and its instruments to the surface of the red planet in hopes of learning more about the history of life on Earth.
The mission is expected to last about three years, and is expected return results in 2020.