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Stunning Mars Photo Shows Curiosity Rover’s Tracks from Space

Mars rover Curiosity's tracks on Mars seen from space in this image released Sept. 6, 2012. 
Tracks from the first drives of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity are visible in this image captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is seen where the tracks end. The image’s color has been enhanced to show the surface details better. Image released Sept. 6, 2012.
CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  

NASA’s newest Mars rover Curiosity is taking its first tentative drives across the Martian surface and leaving tracks that have been spotted all the way from space in a spectacular photo snapped by an orbiting spacecraft. 

The newview of Curiosity’s tracks from space was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and released today (Sept. 6). It shows the rover as a bright, boxy vehicle at the end of two tracks that create a single zig-zag pattern in the Martian surface. 

Read more: http://www.space.com/17485-amazing-mars-photos-curiosity-rover-space.html

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  1. November 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

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