The Promised Land. This image (cut out from a mosaic) shows the view from the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover toward the lower reaches of Mount Sharp, where Curiosity is likely to begin its ascent through hundreds of feet (meters) of layered deposits. The lower several hundred feet (meters) show evidence of bearing hydrated minerals, based on orbiter observations. Mars Rovers, Curio Rovers, Google Earth, The View, Google Mars, Things Google, Curiosity Rovers, Mount Sharpe, Land Site
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This photo from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the layered geologic history of the base of Mount Sharp, the 3-mile-high mountain rising from the center of Gale Crater. The foreground terrain rises to a crest about 755 feet (230 meters) away from the rover.