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Aeolis Mons, also unofficially known as Mount Sharp, is a mountain on Mars. It forms the central peak within Gale Crater and is located around 5°05′S 137°51′E / 5.08°S 137.85°E, rising 5.5 km high from the valley floor. It is feature ID 15000.
Curiosity landed in „Yellowknife“ Quad 51 of Aeolis Palus, next to the mountain, on August 6, 2012. NASA named the landing site Bradbury Landing on August 22, 2012. Aeolis Mons is a primary goal for scientific study. On June 5, 2013, NASA announced that Curiosity will soon begin a 8 km journey from the Glenelg area to the base of Aeolis Mons. On November 13, 2013, NASA announced that an entryway Curiosity will traverse on its way to Aeolis Mons will be named „Murray Buttes“, in honor of planetary scientist Bruce C. Murray. The trip is expected to take nine months to a year with stops along the way to study the local terrain.

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