NASA's rover for researchers Curiosity has been exploring Mars for a long time, which greatly exceeded expectations and almost tripled its expected length. With the rover, which is still in good working order, NASA sent it to a new area after spending more than one year in a location on Mars, known as Vera Rubin Ridge.
Now, when the rover is on its way to a new location, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a stunning 360 degree video that shows a stunning detail. Check!
If you're not familiar with the 360 degree video YouTube feature, it's time to dive. When you click the play button, you can click on it (or tap if you're on a smartphone) on the screen and drag it. This allows you to see the full 360-degree shot and NASA has highlighted some of the features that are worth your attention.
Below, Curiosity will continue to distribute Mount Sharp in search of new and interesting discoveries. The drilling mechanism that was once taken care of by the rover is back in working condition after JPL engineers invented a new drilling method that does not require an absent arm for stabilization that has crumbled many months ago.
When Curiosity pulls into the rocks and takes samples for analysis, it's pretty much like looking back in time to see what Mars was millions of millions of years ago. In the past years, scientists have learned a lot about the wet surface of the planet. Now the dry lakes and rivers that dominated its surface could once have hosted life-and organic molecules were discovered on the surface-but the search for indisputable evidence of life, which may have disappeared thousands of years ago, is at best impossible at best.