NASA’s Curiosity Rover has started its investigation of dark sand which forms active sand dunes, through its science payload and wheels.  The dunes are around 2-storey tall on the Martian mountain. NASA’s Curiosity Rover Releases HQ Images of Sand Dunes on Mars. Curiosity is trekking on the dunes and has sent some High Quality images of Bagnold Dunes, a band around the northwestern Mt. Sharp flank in Gale Crater. According to the observations, the edges of each dune move around 3 feet per year on Earth. The rover scoops up and sent the images for onboard lab analysis. The planned investigations of rover cover taking a sample of dune for laboratory analysis with instruments in Curiosity.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Releases HQ Images of Sand Dunes on Mars

Since August 2012, Curiosity has been doing analysis and sending images of the red planet. In 2014, it approached the Mount Sharp base after investigating the outcrops near its landing site successfully. Now, it is trekking over the mountain. It is examining the higher layers of the mountain.

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