The Curiosity rover by the space agency is roaming on the rocky surface on the red plant since 2012 has snapped a panorama image of the Mars’ surface, offering an attractive appearance in the rover’s environment. A post on the NASA blog describes that the image has umber skies that has been darkened by a global dust storm which is fading.
We can even see the rover in the image at the bottom, with a dust layer on its surface. Opportunity, that is a complement to Curiosity, got captured in the same storm on the other side of the Red Planet, and as per Gizmodo, the conditions are worse.
The executives of NASA has put the opportunity rover in a hibernation mode to save its energy, as due to dust storm the rover cannot get enough sunlight to get itself charged. It is not yet declared that when the agency is going to make the rover active again, but Curiosity is doing well.
The image with a panoramic view of the Red planet was captured on August 9, exposed that the Curiosity rover is at Vera Rubin Bridge at that moment. As per Ashwini Vasavada, Scientist, Project Curiosity, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, the composition of ridge rock is completely different.
Just before capturing the panorama image of the planet, Curiosity has collected a rock sample, considering as a small victory compared to its past 2 fail attempts. The rocks which are unexpectedly hard to drill become the reason behind the failure of past 2 trials, but the rock sample help researchers to find out what is acting as a concrete on the planet, and making it stand strong.
NASA says, for now, users can have a 360-degree imaging experience offered by YouTube, of the new panorama image of the red planet by Curiosity rover.