Curiosity Killed the Cat, But Not this Martian Cat.

 

Do you ever wonder how scientists can repair their scientific gizmos millions of miles from where they are? We read a lot about these high tech equipment bogging down somewhere out there in deep space and yet they are brought back to life  in perfect condition, thanks to the ingenuity of  those NASA people and not mention the bight boys from European Space Agency with their Philae Lander.

This week NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, took some needed rest before coming back to life again.  A software upgrade enabled it roar back to life once more in order to finish what it has been doing with amazing results before it went into hibernation.

It was while some doing some drilling activity on a Martian slab when it met an accident. Well. It’s ready for another drilling adventure and this time it’s going to test the mettle of another Martian rock christened Mojave2

Curiosity killed the cat, but not his one. This Curiosity, is now on a mission doing some investigation in the lower parts of Mount Sharp. It’s also known by another name, Aeolis Mons. Aleolis is the place where the Aeola Greek city was located. In Latin it means keeper of the winds.

It’s an impressive mountain that rises up to 18,000feet, from the ground level of Gale Grater. The crater has been the center of interest among the scientists since the start of exploration activities on the Red Planet since 2012. Scientists have been studying the highly spectacular discoveries that rover has managed to transmit from the very beginning. One stunning finding is that water was once flowing in this arid planet before and there’s an evidence of microbes existing once before. Let us remember that according to indisputable theory man is also came from microbes, such as the one celled bacteria.

The presence of methane gas and other complex carbon molecules,   chlorobenzene in particular, has been some of those which have been detected by the rover’s sensors on December 16, 2014. Methane is an important find since back here on Earth, this particular gas is associated with microbial presence.

(Now that Curiosity is back, scientists hope to continue with finding more data about the geological and environmental aspects of Mars in Mount Sharp.

 

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