Thursday, 17 January 2013

Curiosity's Tracks on Mars

The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter got this shot from orbit of the rover Curiosity's trek across Mars. This image shows the entire distance Curiosity travelled from the landing site (dark smudge at left) to its location as of 2 January 2013 (the rover is bright feature at right). The tracks are not seen where the rover has recently driven over the lighter-toned surface, which may be more indurated than the darker soil.

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