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New Mars photos show Rover from orbit


A set of images taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the Curiosity Rover down on the red planet’s surface. NASA announced that just a few days ago, on April 11, Curiosity wended its way over 90 feet to the base of a 16-foot tall rocky butte, dubbed “Mount Remarkable.” It was at this point that the Orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) caught the rover on camera.

A long, winding set of tracks are clearly visible in the combined images and the rover itself appears as a distinct blue object (due to color enhancement). This is the second time the Orbiter has caught Curiosity on camera.

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