Thursday, May 12, 2016

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Completes Second Cycle Of Martian Seasons

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover today completes its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has recorded environmental patterns through two full cycles of Martian seasons. The repetition helps distinguish seasonal effects from sporadic events. For example, a large spike in methane in the local atmosphere during the…


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