Christmas on Mars

Christmas on Mars is like most other days on Mars: Dry, cold, and dusty.  However, as the Curiosity rover works its way across the ancient Martian surface, it sees changes in the terrain that are very interesting to investigate.  It’s at 1200 sols (Martian days) of roving around the planet as of Monday, and it continues to make its way to the primary target, Mount Sharp.  a Christmas photo shows how far the rover still has to go, but proves that it still has it’s sights set on the lonely mountain.

Credit: NASA-JPL/Caltech

The rover has travelled far since it’s landing, and still has a long way to go.

Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech

It’s that magical time between Christmas and New Years! For me it’s a week of fun as my birthday falls on the 29th, so I tend to do a lot of celebrating for the last week of the year.  This makes it tough to keep up the daily blogging.  Still, I’m in the last week and have published a post for every single day.  I think I’ll keep it going next year, even if no one reads it.


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