Engineers estimated it would take about 200 "drive" sols--roughly another year, given that the rover doesn't drive every sol--to travel the 8 km to the entry point to the base of Aeolis
Mons, or "Mount Sharp" as the team calls it (after beloved Caltech geologist Robert Sharp).
Mount Sharp--also known as Aeolis
Mons--is a 5.5-kilometer-high peak built from sediment deposited over billions of years.
The project comes after Nasa's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Aeolis
Palus on Mars last month after being launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011.
of Mare Sirenum and Mare Cimmerium, and hence traversing Memnonia, Zephyria and Aeolis
. (ALPO's name--Valhalla--has not been adopted by the Section because the patches comprising it were already named on Ebisawa's chart.) (23) In 2005 the Lick observers clearly noticed that it consisted of many small patches.
The manipulation of the nematocysts of Pennaria tiarella by Aeolis
that start to smell of watermelon, somewhere west of the Aeolis
In mid-September 2014, the rover reached the foothills of Aeolis
Mons, a three-mile-high layered mountain nicknamed "Mount Sharp" in honor of the late Caltech geologist Robert Sharp.
On September 11th, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover reached the base of Aeolis
Mons, informally known as Mount Sharp.
Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011, at 10:02 EST aboard the MSL spacecraft and successfully landed on Aeolis
Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012, 05:17 UTC.
The rover also took this photo of Mount Sharp, also known as Aeolis
, Aeria, Aethiopis, Amazonis, Arcadia, Ausonia, Chryse, Cydonia, E.
The bulk of that time will be spent making its way up the slopes of Aeolis
Mons, more widely known as "Mount Sharp" in honor of pioneering planetary geologist Robert P.
26, 2011, and successfully landed on Aeolis
Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on Aug.