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(Space.Com) Curiosity Rover Snaps Stunning Mountain Vista on Mars (Photo)

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The car-size Curiosity rover has been studying the foothills of the 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) Mount Sharp since September 2014. Slowly but surely, the robot is making its way up the mountain, and the new photo — which was taken on Sept. 9 but just released Friday (Oct. 2) — shows some of the terrain Curiosity will investigate in the future.

“The only thing more stunning than these images is the thought that Curiosity will be driving through those lower hills one day,” Curiosity project scientist Ashwin Vasavada, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement Friday (Oct. 2). “We couldn’t help but send a postcard back to all those following her journey.”

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