NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity reaches intriguing salty website after treacherous journey


After a treacherous journey, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has reached an space that’s thought to have shaped billions of years in the past when the Pink Planet’s water disappeared.

This area of Mount Sharp, the Curiosity rover‘s Martian stomping floor, is wealthy in salty minerals that scientists assume have been left behind when streams and ponds dried up. As such, this area may maintain tantalizing clues about how the Martian local weather modified from being just like Earth’s to the frozen, barren desert that Curiosity explores as we speak.

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