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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Science |

The Curiosity Rover landing gives way and begins its journey to Mars

The Curiosity Rover landing gives way and begins its journey to Mars

The starts its wheels dirty in Martian soil. (NASA Photo)

On the verge of their first month in Martian land, the Curiosity Rover will leave the comfort of your landing point to begin a long journey, which will take about a week to travel the 400 meters that separate it from its first mission in Glenelg , an area of Mars where they mix three types of terrain that scientists want to analyze.

After several test movements, a little tour of 16 meters and a passage for the entertainment in the presentation of the new song by Will.I.Am , Curiosity will leave for Glenelg, where first used his drill. But before they arrive, will make two stops to try some of their instruments and robotic arm.

Once the work on these lands mixed, NASA’s vehicle next target will reach the base of Mount Sharp, which will begin a mission to study a range of minerals to see if you were exposed to water.

But this goal is still far away, since the nearly two weeks that will travel the 400 meters that separate it from the lands of Glenelg be compared to walking four miles you will have to get to Monte reaizar Sharp.

“This is the moment where the journey begins our first major destination, Glenelg, and it is good to see Martian soil beneath our wheels,” said a entusiamado Arthur Amador, mission manager at NASA’s Curiosity.

Link: Curiosity Mars Rover landing site leaves for first time (SlashGear)

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