Rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet in August 2012 and has since provided people on Earth with information and photographs describing the situation on Mars.
In March 2020, the rover climbed the Greenheugh Pediment, a rocky area located at the top of a hill, and before that he painted a self-portrait showing the area around the Greenheugh belt. In front of the rover was also visible a well he had made so that he could take samples that should confirm or refute the theory that there was microscopic life on Mars billions of years ago.
Rover successfully completed the climb on March 6, and found himself at the top of the hill, another phase that began back in 2014, in which Curiosity explores Mount Sharp, a five-kilometer-high mountain located in the center of Gale Crater.
Curiosity celebrated eight (terrestrial) years on Mars on August 5 this year, shortly after the Perseverance rover set off for Mars. The new rover on Mars will test everything Curiosity has discovered all these years as part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, which is worth about $ 2.5 billion.
Over eight years on Mars, Curiosity drilled 27 rock samples, extracted six soil samples and recorded more than 14 miles (23 km) on its odometer, NASA officials said, according to Space.