“Curiosity” received the panorama of the Martian landscape during a dust storm

“Curiosity” received the panorama of the Martian landscape during a dust storm

Space Agency NASA has published a panorama that the Rover “Curiosity” has obtained during the dust storm on the planet. It allows you to see not only the countryside, but the layer of dust deposited on the Rover during bad weather.


One of the characteristic features of Mars — powerful dust storms that can last for weeks or even months. One of these began on 1 June in the Valley of Perseverance and just a few days covered an area of 18 million square kilometers. Due to the rising dust increased the level of opacity of the Martian atmosphere, which led to the termination of the Rover “opportunity”, powered by solar panels. NASA experts still can’t manage to get in touch with him.

A little later storm and got to the Rover “Curiosity”, but unlike his “brother”, he uses a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RITEG) as power source. Therefore, with the help of the Rover, the scientists intend to find out why some dust storms can grow to planetary scale and last for months, while others quickly fade away.

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August 9, “Curiosity”, which is now on the lower ledge of the mountain range of Vera Rubin received a 360 degree panorama. It shows how different the Martian atmosphere during a storm. In addition, it can be seen, and Sam Rover, his body carries a layer of dust.

In the background is the latest scientific purpose drill “Curiosity”, the area Stoer, named after the Scottish city, in lake sediments near which were made important discoveries about ancient life on Earth. The mission team noted that they were able to take a sample of Martian soil in a new way: in 2016, the drill is stuck, with the result that I had to come up with an alternative way of drilling the surface of Mars.