NASA has released a Curiosity rover photo captured by the HiRISE camera on the MRO spacecraft operating in Mars orbit.
Mars Orbit Explorer (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter-MRO), which NASA sent to the Red Planet in 2005, captured a photo of the Curiosity rover searching for traces of life in the planet’s Gale Crater.
In the photo taken on April 18 with the HiRISE camera on the spacecraft, we see Curiosity climbing Mont Mercou, near the center of the Gale Crater. The image, captured from a height of approximately 270 km, was made possible by HiRISE’s technology to view even objects the size of a kitchen table from that height.
Traces of life
Curiosity, who landed in the region in 2012 on the possibility that the Gale Crater had hosted microbial life and started investigations here, reached some findings that made the predictions correct, as those interested in the subject will remember.
Continuing to move towards the sulfate-rich region that appears darkly in the photograph, the Curiostiy rover will reveal what secrets it will reveal with other visitors to Mars.