New Curiosity Mars rover photos show side of 'Mount Sharp'

August 28, 2012 (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.)

The new images show the side of "Mount Sharp", which was formed from hundreds of rock layers. Curiosity will eventually explore the mountain.

Also, NASA's chief recorded a message, uploaded it to Curiosity, and the rover transmitted it back to earth. The space agency says this is the first time a recorded human voice has made such a journey.

NASA's chief has forecast that a manned mission to Mars could happen in the not too distant future.

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