The Curiosity Rover from NASA recently climbed the steepest hill in its life history. The rover captured a magnificent selfie to make the event a memorable one. Curiosity climbed a heel having a tilt of 31 degrees. Overall, the recent climb is the second steepest climb by any rover on the surface of the red planet. The Opportunity rover holds the record of climbing 32 degrees tilt, way back in 2016.
The Development in Details
The official Twitter handle of Curiosity Rover shared the image of the climb. The 360 degrees Panorama selfie clicked by the Curiosity Rover is a combination of as many as 86 pictures. Besides these selfies, the rover also captured the detailed images of the rock on the Martian surface.
The Curiosity rover is capable of climbing a tilt of 45°. However, the scientists from NASA revealed the difficultly in such stiff climbing.
In some cases, the wheels of the rover stick on the stiff surface, scientists added further.
The drivers sitting at the NASA centre monitored each possible aspects of the climb, and able to take the rover to the tip of the mountain. The Curiosity Rover is exploring the Mount Sharp since 2014. Mount sharp, located at the centre of Gale Crater, is having a height of around five kilometres.
More about the Rover
In the first week of March, the Curiosity Rover sent the highest resolution photo clicked on the Martian surface ever. The panorama had 1.8 billion pixels.
The Curiosity rover landed on the Martian surface way back in 2012. During its initial days, it explored the flat region near the Gale Crater. The American space agency confirmed that the Curiosity Rover completed the record climbing on the 6th of March 2020.