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NASA's Curiosity rover took a photo of the Mars horizon



NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is still traversing the Red Planet on its own, looking for evidence of past life there.

 NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image on November 1. © NASA / JPL-Caltech
 NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity took this image on November 1

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The image shows the distant rim of the Gale Crater, a dried-up lake with a mountain in it's center, though Much of it is concealed by dust.

Curiosity photographed the Martian horizon while traveling up Central Butte, a sloping rock structure where it is looking for sedimentary signals that suggest flowed there, US Geological Survey planetary geologist Kristen Bennett said.

The Curiosity is a machine designed to explore Mars.

In this stage of the mission, it discusses the chemical composition of the Central Butte, taking pictures of different rock types and inviting to the naked eye and analyzing environmental conditions near the Gale Crater.

Curiosity has been NASA's interstellar detective since its debut on Mars in 2012. It's scaled Martian mountains, discovered evidence of salt water in its ancient craters and even snapped a selfie with its robotic arm.

Once it's through this side of the butte, it'll take pictures from the other side, NASA said.


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