THEMIS Image of the Day, May 16, 2018. This VIS image shows much of the same location as yesterday’s image. Gale Crater is the home of the Curiosity Rover. The rover landed in August of 2012 and has been exploring the crater for the past 6 Earth years (3 Mars years). The goal of the mission is to climb onto the layered deposit in the center of the crater to assess its possible origins.
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