This image was taken by Front Hazcam: Right B (FHAZ_RIGHT_B) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 853 (2014-12-30 18:30:54 UTC).   Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Front Hazcam: Right B (FHAZ_RIGHT_B) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 853 (2014-12-30 18:30:54 UTC).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover continues to gather evidence of lake currents within its current exploration zone.

Observations the robot, as interpreted by scientists, indicate Mars’ Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.

This interpretation of Curiosity’s finds in Gale Crater suggests ancient Mars maintained a climate that could have produced long-lasting lakes at many locations on the Red Planet.

A set of new photos shows the robot busy at work, on the prowl since its landing on the Red Planet in early August 2012.

This image was taken by Navcam on Sol 853 (2014-12-30). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Navcam on Sol 853 (2014-12-30).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Using an onboard focusing process, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity created this product by merging two to eight images previously taken by the MAHLI, located on the turret at the end of the rover's robotic arm. Curiosity performed this imagery merge on December 30, 2014, Sol 853 of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Using an onboard focusing process, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity created this product by merging two to eight images previously taken by the MAHLI, located on the turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm. Curiosity performed this imagery merge on December 30, 2014, Sol 853 of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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