Curiosity snaps a pic of probably the most rugged plateau it's crossed
The Curiosity rover is nearly achieved crossing probably the most rugged terrain it has ever crossed — and naturally it whipped out its trusty Mast Digital camera (Mastcam) to take a panorama for us Earthlings. Curiosity started its journey via the “Naukluft Plateau” in March, battling a sandstone bedrock filled with sharp ridges. Naukluft, which is situated in decrease Mt. Sharp, obtained its distinct look from billions of years of wind erosion. The rover’s floor staff says the terrain did not injury the car’s wheels greater than it ought to, so it is nonetheless in ok situation to succeed in its last vacation spot.
Mastcam, by the best way, took a 360-diploma panorama of the plateau on April 4th. So be sure to drag the YouTube video (embedded under) round — or use a VR headset — to get a very good take a look at Curiosity’s jagged path to smoother surfaces.