This image was taken by Curiosity's Navcam: Right B on Sol 956 (2015-04-15).     Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Curiosity’s Navcam: Right B on Sol 956 (2015-04-15).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is wheeling its way westward through a valley called “Artist’s Drive.”

In the 12 months following its August 2012 landing, Curiosity has found evidence for ancient streambeds and a lakebed environment more than 3 billion years ago that offered conditions favorable for microbial life.

This image was taken by Navcam: Left B onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 957 (2015-04-16) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Navcam: Left B onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 957 (2015-04-16)
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

The rover is now examining a layered mountain inside Gale Crater for evidence about how ancient environmental conditions evolved.

This image was taken by Navcam: Right B onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 956 (2015-04-15) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Navcam: Right B onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 956 (2015-04-15)
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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