First High Resolution View By Curiosity Shows Impressive 3-Mile-Tall Mount Sharp

By Jesus Diaz on at

Here you have it. It's not the super-HD panoramic image that everyone is eagerly awaiting for, but this is the first high(ish) resolution image of the three-mile-high Aeolis Mons, commonly known as Mount Sharp.

These photos are being taken not by the main cameras, but the hazard cams (Hazcams), which will help scientists to drive the rover.

The mountain is Curiosity's main target. It will reveal a lot from the story of Mars and offers a great opportunity to find traces of life on the red planet.

The rover is on firm ground and ready to roll. In fact, the surface seems very smooth.

NASA have confirmed that everything is okay with all parts of the rover too.