Curiosity Embarks On A New Journey But Takes One Last Selfie On the Vera Rubin Ridge
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Curiosity Embarks On A New Journey But Takes One Last Selfie On the Vera Rubin Ridge

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Of course, NASA chose to crop the arm out in the final composite image that was presented as Curiosity’s latest selfie, which makes it look like someone else took the photo.

The rover itself looks maybe just a bit dustier than it did back in 2012, and the damage the sharp Martian rocks have inflicted on its wheels is visible, but all in all, it looks like it will still be going strong for a while longer.

Nice and shiny: the Curiosity rover back in 2012

The rover is moving its drill to a “clay-bearing unit” somewhere on the south of the ridge. The clay materials in that unit will hopefully contain more clues that will help the scientists understand more about the lakes that used to covered the area.

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