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Mars Update: Astonishing new photos of Mount Sharp released

By Wilfredo Pantua Jr. | Sep 21, 2016 01:43 PM EDT

News on Mars nowadays is everywhere. Reports regarding microbial life forms and "alien" on the Red Planet are being talked about. Just recently, a supposed to be "alien snake" that was spotted on the planet invigorate talks that life does exist there.

Many believe that possibility of residing there is imminent. That's why NASA continuously search for mysteries that could lead to new discovery on the Red Planet. Lately, NASA released an amazing rock formation that was taken by its Curiosity rover during its exploration on Mount Sharp.

According to Universe Today, the layered Martian rock lie in the "Murray Buttes" region just below Mount Sharp. As stated also in the report, the Curiosity rover has been there for months and just finished a campaign to take new samples for testing.

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As of this time, the Curiosity has been on Mars for 1,467 sols (or equivalent to 1,507 days) since landing there last 2012. The rover objective is to examine the Martian climate and geology, evaluating the environmental conditions if favorable for microbial life and existence of water and planetary habitability in preparation for future human exploration.

Aside from the rock formation, it was earlier reported that new found lakes were also discovered on the Red Planet. An indication that there's so much more to explore on Mars following the breakthrough.

In a separate report of 13WMAZ.com, NASA believes that the Martian Buttes and Mesas are leftovers of ancient sandstone after Mount Sharp had formed. The report also says that the images gave NASA "a better understanding of ancient sand dunes" on the Red Planet.

As of this moment, NASA and the Curiosity rover is not stopping to determine new findings behind the mysteries of the Red Planet and hoping one day such discovery could be beneficial to mankind.

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