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Five Years Ago and 154 Million Miles Away: Touchdown!

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Mount Sharp, Mars

Five years since it landed near Mount Sharp on Mars in August 2017 and nearly three years since reaching the base of the mountain, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is climbing toward multiple layers of Mount Sharp visible in this view from the rover's Mast Cam

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which landed near Mount Sharp five years ago this week, is examining clues on that mountain about long-ago lakes on Mars.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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