The Rover – the first research robot ever – a rock sample taken on Mars. The most expensive and most sophisticated Mars research robot ever landed in June 2012 on the Red Planet and to look for signs of life there.
“Curiosity” is currently in a region in Gale Crater, the “Yellowknife Bay” is called. “Yellowknife Bay” is one of the three types of terrain that meet in Glenelg, a region near the landing site of the Mars Rovers, and another has not yet been investigated.
After “Curiosity” the edge of “Yellowknife Bay” on 11 Reached in December, first rocks were further explored before the rover continued his journey to the area. The main objective of the research at the beginning of the year 2013, the exact analysis of rock samples using the Schlagbohrmechanismus.
These images allow, for example, to simulate, which have color and constitution of certain soil areas on Mars – simulations that could be much more precise thanks to the latest mission soon