Ingenious new technique shows Mars’ Mount Sharp to be very porous

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Curiosity’s search for Martian life may come up dry

Life on Mars The sedimentary processes on Mars have generally been governed by wind, not water – but is this the case where the Curiosity rover is searching for life at the moment. If this is the case (and Curiosity will either confirm or infirm this when it reaches Mount Sharp next year), then odds are it won’t be finding

Beautiful Mount Sharp picture sent by Curiosity rover

The Curiosity rover on Mars sent a pair of mosaics assembled from dozens of telephoto images that show Mount Sharp in all its splendor. Mount Sharp (also called Aeolis Mons) is 5.5 km high; mount Everest, which is over 8.8 km above sea level, is only 4.6 km base-to-peak. Lower slopes of Mount Sharp remain a destination for Curiosity, though

‘Mount Sharp’, the landing site for Curiosity, is just an informal name

I have to admit this one caught me off-guard: Mount Sharp, the destination for the new Mars Rover is at the center of a minor naming confusion: its official name isn’t actually Mount Sharp. As of today only three days remain until the much expected land, and I was just reading some details about Curiosity and the land itself, when