Saturday, January 11, 2014

UA's HiRISE camera captures Mars rover tracks through Gale Crater

The tracks left by the Mars Curiosity rover are visible in a photo taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, on December 13.  The camera is managed by the University of Arizona.

NASA notes that the "tracks show where the rover has zigzagged around obstacles on its route toward the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, its next major destination."
The yellow arrow points to the Curiosity rover.  The blue arrows mark segments of the rover tracks.[Photo credit, NASA/JPL/Univ AZ.   I added the arrows]

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