September 13, 2014

The route of the Mars Curiosity rover up Mount Sharp. In white the original route, in yellow the new revised one (Image NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

Just over two years after landing on Mars, the Mars Rover Curiosity has reached Mount Sharp, a mountain in the center of Gale Crater where the Rover landed. This is the first target to be achieved in the Curiosity mission but it took a long time to get there because of the limited speed of the rover and the many stops made ​​to carry out scientific research. The management of the mission has recently drawn criticism from NASA’s Planetary Senior Review.