NASA robot takes selfie in front of Martian mount named after the French city | Science and Health

NASA robot takes selfie in front of Martian mount named after the French city | Science and Health
NASA robot takes selfie in front of Martian mount named after the French city | Science and Health

This time he posed next to a rock formation named Mount Mercu, the same name given to a mountain near the French city of Nontron.

This is the latest record of the mission that has been on the red planet for eight years.

Mont Mercou de Marte is six meters high and is formed by a clay material, which was removed by the equipment and will be processed for research.

The entire area explored by Curiosity at this time was named after the French region because scientists found nontronita there, a common ore in Nontronin southwestern France.

It is common for surface exploration missions to use nicknames to name important points, so they are able to establish relationships with rocks, soil type and other geological formations.

The first image of Curiosity was taken just 15 minutes after landing, on August 5, 2012 – remember how it was in the video below.

The equipment has been on Mars for more than 3,000 Martian days, and uses the NASA system that orbits the planet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

On the red planet, the days are 25 hours long and the mission time already completed on the Earth calendar is equivalent to 2.45 thousand days.

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