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Track Curiosity Rover’s Entire Mission With This Incredible Image From Space

 Along the way, it has scooped dirt, shot its laser beam, and snapped hundreds of amazing pictures. The above image shows the path that Curiosity has taken during its travels, along with a few points of interest.


At the far left is a dark burn scar from the rover’s descent rockets, an area that has been nicknamed Bradbury Landing after author Ray Bradbury. Traveling right, Curiosity crossed onto a type of rock that holds heat very well despite being relatively light in color, a mystery that the rover team hopes to help solve. A sharp downward point is the first stopping place, where Curiosity shot laser beams and X-rays at a rock nicknamed “Jake Matijevic,” discovering that it was a type of rock never before seen on Mars.

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