Space photo of the day

Tracks from the Curiosity rover are visible from orbit. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this photo – the dark areas are where the descent stage blew away surface dust, and the rover is to the lower right. Nice white paint reflecting the sunlight. We’ll be able to track dust storms as the tracks are obscured. Distance traveled so far is about 100 yards.

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6 thoughts on “Space photo of the day”

  1. Otto Pilot looks like he knocked back a few on the way to the rover. Martian cops are bound to pull him over.

  2. Man, that is scary amazing, we have the ability to take photos of vehicles tooling about the surface of other planets. Photo taker and vehicle sent from here, as well. Damn the current Administration for not funding NASA properly!

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