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First High Resolution View By Curiosity Shows Impressive 3-Mile-Tall Mount Sharp

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Here you have it. It's not the super-HD panoramic image that everyone is eagerly awaiting for, but this is the first high(ish) resolution image of the 3-mile-high Aeolis Mons, commonly known as Mount Sharp.

These photos are being taken not by the main cameras, but the hazard cams (Hazcams), which will help scientists to drive the rover.


The mountain is Curiosity's main target. It will reveal a lot from the story of Mars and offers a great opportunity to find traces of life on the red planet.

The rover is on firm ground and ready to roll. In fact, the surface seems very smooth.


NASA is giving a press conference now. They have confirmed that everything is ok in the rover too.

Gizmodo is covering the Mars Curiosity rover live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Check all the articles here.