SS: we now have another view of “The Mound” that is near curiosity landing site on mars .. this happens to be where the curiosity science laboratory rover which will land and search for microbes in august.. in my past mars pole-star science blogs i have talked about “the mound” looks like a crashed space ship covered by ancient volcanic ash .. i think that exploring mars helps some of the sub-issues i have talked about the next brane collision with andromeda galaxy . the landing is in august is only weeks away and curiosity will land even closer to “the Mound” .

But the resources of Atlas were as great, and the advantages incomparably greater. The whole archipelago was a laboratory. There was no question of the “cost of research”; every man was devoted to it. Every man thought only of the main problem “How to reach Venus” and its sub-issues. — Liber Li by A.’.A.’.

Huge Mars Rover Faces Contamination Issue Ahead of August Landing NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS

This image shows changes in the target landing area for Curiosity, the rover of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory project. The larger ellipse was the target area prior to early June 2012, when the project revised it to the smaller ellipse centered NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS

This artist concept shows NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover in 2011. NASA’s Mars rover, nicknamed Curiosity, is zeroing in on its August landing on the Red Planet and aims to touch down closer than expected to its mountain target, the US space agency said Monday. (AFP Photo/AFP/NASA/JPL-Caltech/File)

This artist’s concept features NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars’ past or present ability to sustain microbial life as seen in this handout NASA image received by Reuters June 8, 2012. NASA’s Curiosity rover, carried by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, will land near the Martian equator on August 6, 2012. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT)