On Mars Mountain NASA’s Curiosity Makes Surprising Discovery

NASA’s fearless Martian explorer, Curiosity is steadily creeping its way up the side of the three-mile-high Mount Sharp on the surface of the Red Planet, i.e. Mars. Steering the Martian surface can be very risky; however, the Rover’s electromechanical device and gyroscopes are helping to make the journey lot easier.
Scientists have very well comprehended that these instruments can be readjusted so that Curiosity can measure the gravity of Mars. The research that was published in a journal states how NASA associates with research universities like Johns Hopkins so that it can take gravity quantification by re-channeling data from Curiosity rover’s perfectly precise sensors.
Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012, is fitted with accelerometers and gyroscopes, just like a smartphone. With the help of these devices, measuring movement and orientation on one’s phone, but in Curiosity, there are a total of 11. It would allow scientists and engineers back on Earth to get plenty of information in order to align and move the rover.
Mount Sharp is uncommon as the mountain within a huge crater, which is touted as Gale Crater, on Mars. Now the question regarding how a mountain came to be present inside a crater still baffles scientists. Some scientist thinks that it may have been stocked with sediment that might have been slowly blown away over millions of years. This kind of activity would make the lower layers of Mount Sharp even denser with thick sediment, and Curiosity would be witnessing increased gravitational measurements.
The research team who are dealing with Curiosity discovered that there was less subsidiary gravity being wielded on Curiosity as it moved further up Mount Sharp. Thus, the layers of rock which make up the mountain isn’t as dense as was once it was anticipated and the theory that Gale Crater was once suffused with sediment is implausible.
Still, there are many questions about how Mount Sharp evolved; however, this paper would be adding a crucial piece to the puzzle, according to Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity’s project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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