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Panorama From NASA Mars Rover Shows Aeolis Mons

Rising above the present location of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, higher than any mountain in the 48 contiguous states of the United States, Aeolis Mons is featured in new imagery from the rover.
A pair of mosaics assembled from dozens of telephoto images shows Aeolis Mons in dramatic detail. The component images were taken by the 100-millimeter-focal-length telephoto lens camera mounted on the right side of Curiosity's remote sensing mast, during the 45th Martian day of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 20, 2012).

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Mars rover has summit in its sights

NASA's Curiosity rover has sent back its sharpest image of the 5-kilometer-high mountain it will climb on Mars. The mountain, known as Aeolis Mons, towers right in front of the rover in the middle of 96-mile-wide Gale Crater, where Curiosity landed two weeks ago. The shadow of the rover's mast is visible in the picture, which incorporates fresh imagery from the six-wheeled robot's navigation camera system. The high country of the crater's rim rises to the left and the right of the mountain.
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Ed ~ Aeolis Mons is about the same height as Mount Kilimanjaro



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NASA Mars Rover Team Aims for Landing Closer to Prime Science Site

NASA has narrowed the target for its most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, which will land on the Red Planet in August. The car-sized rover will arrive closer to its ultimate destination for science operations, but also closer to the foot of a mountain slope that poses a landing hazard.
It was possible to adjust landing plans because of increased confidence in precision landing technology aboard the MSL spacecraft, which is carrying the rover. That spacecraft can aim closer without hitting Mount Sharp Aeolis Mons at the center of Gale crater. Rock layers located in the mountain are the prime location for research with the rover.

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Aeolis Mons, formerly Mount Sharp, is a mountain in the center of Gale Crater on the planet Mars. The mountain is located at 5.4S 137.8E and rises 5.5 km (18,000 ft) high. Aeolis Palus is the official name of the crater floor plain between the northern wall of Gale Crater and the northern foothills of Aeolis Mons. Mount Sharp was named by NASA on March 28, 2012 in honour of geologist Robert P. Sharp (1911-2004), a NASA planetary scientist for early planet Mars missions. The NASA Mars rover, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) (named "Curiosity"), is expected to explore Aeolis Mons after a planned landing on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.
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