Mars rover Curiosity has already made some neat discoveries on its still-short mission, and this roadside map plots those. But it still has a way to go: It's Glenelg or bust.
At Glenelg, on the far right of the map, different types of terrain converge in a scientifically salient way. Each of those spots on the left shows where Curiosity has already been, and it made some interesting finds at each of them. First, at Goulburn, Curiosity found bedrock when its thrusters blasted away loose materials. The material making up the outcrop was suggestive of once-flowing water. At Link, the next stop, Curiosity found rounded pebbles, also suggestive of water. Then, at Hottah, paydirt: abundant, smooth rocks that couldn't have been transported by wind.
We can't wait to see what it finds at Glenelg, and along the way.
I suppose the naming of Glenelg, was keeping in mind the dyslexia folk.
I do hope Curiosity or NASA scientist DO come across some sort of life on Mars and water too!
I hope Popsci, NASA and Curiosity show lots of clear wide angle detailed pictures soon!
See life in all its beautiful colors, and
from different perspectives too!
I look forward to the day, when Curiosity stubbles across the great Martian pyramid and take pictures for all of humanity to see. On this day, Ra will be so please!
There's a high school in Maryland named Glenelg, not super far for NASA Goddard but a lot of people from MD work at Goddard so I wonder if there is a connection in naming inspiration...
Craters and canyons are either named from a major writer or actor or just given a name. Example, Asimov crater, far north and just below the Martian caps.
And I want to be up there so effin bad!!! Why can we not have maned missions already?!?!?
Politics screw everything up...
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.