September 12, 2016

"Curiosity is making us giddy by showing us some of the most amazing vistas we have ever seen on Mars."

NASA: The rover is exploring the neighborhood in between the "Murray Buttes" rock formations at the lower reaches of Mt. Sharp. by @MarsCuriosity

'As Curiosity makes her way south and up the Martian mountain, buttes (boxy shapes), mesas, rock walls, and cliff faces are giving us one heck of a photo scrapbook.
The plan so far has been to drive about 1/3 mile, stop to drill and drive again sampling the layers of the mountain as Curiosity makes her way up.'

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an outcrop with finely layered rocks within the "Murray Buttes" region on lower Mount Sharp. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS    
'Follow her trek up the mountain with updates from the team.

'See the latest raw images as she explores.'

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