Rafael Navarro Mountain on Mars

April 05, 2021

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam to take an image of this hill, nicknamed “Rafael Navarro Mountain” after Rafael Navarro-González, an astrobiologist who worked on the mission until he passed away Jan. 26, 2021. He was a member of the team working with Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM, instrument.

Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam. A division of Caltech, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California built the Curiosity rover and manages the Curiosity rover for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

More information about Curiosity is online at http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/.




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