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NASA's Mars rover begins its major scientific mission

Sharon Gaudin | Sept. 12, 2014
NASA's robotic rover Curiosity is about to take on the mission it was sent to Mars to perform.

Mount Sharp has been the primary focus of Curiosity's mission because, like the Grand Canyon, scientists can see the geology of different historical time frames by looking at each layer of the mountain. The mountain should give scientists clues to what's been happening on Mars in the last few millions of years.

 

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