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Curiosity Is Blazing A Trail Across Mars That Is Visible From Orbit

• popsci.com
 Just how far has Curiosity traveled since landing on Mars in August? We could tell you, but it turns out you can see for yourself. Curiosity’s tracks are visible from Mars orbit, and new images from the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the wending path of the rolling space lab from its touchdown site at “Bradbury Landing” almost all the way to its current position in “Yellowknife Bay.”

The newly released images are actually a couple of weeks old, but it doesn’t much matter for our purposes. Curiosity is now rolling on lighter-toned, harder ground on which its tracks aren’t easily visible anyhow.

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