Aeolis Mons (Mt.Sharp), Mars
It amazes me that the Curiosity mission is only in it’s first few days and the images are already breathtaking. It will be a little bit before they completely configure and deploy all of the rover’s cameras to their full potential but even the low resolution images are incredible.
Curiosity will begin to move towards Mt.Sharp collecting and analyzing soil samples along the way. Once it reaches the mountain it will begin it’s two year trek towards the top.
The geologist in me is going crazy to hear back on how this mountain formed. It is speculated that the mountain is a result of sediment that was laid down over time and eroded away through Aeolian processes (wind erosion)