Mount Sharp, Mars, Shaped by Water and Wind

Researchers have presented evidence that water and wind were both responsible for the shaping of Aeolis Mons within Gale Crater on Mars.

IMAGE: Curiosity’s traverse route the past 10 years superimposed on an oblique view of Gale Crater. The rover touched down at Bradbury Landing and the star on the map marks its approximate location in July 2022. CREDIT: NASA

NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the red planet ten years ago. Since then, it has traveled over eighteen miles along the surface, trundling slowly as it gathers…

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Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson

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Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan