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Mars orbiter images rover and tracks in Gale Crater

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took the image of Curiosity on December 11, 2013.
RELATED TOPICS: SOLAR SYSTEM | MARS | CURIOSITY
Mars Curiosity rover and tracks
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and tracks left by its driving appear in this portion of a December 11, 2013, observation by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and its recent tracks from driving in Gale Crater appear in an image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on December 11, 2013.

The tracks show where the rover has zigzagged around obstacles on its route toward the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, its next major destination.

HiRISE first imaged the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft while it was descending on a parachute to place Curiosity on Mars 17 months ago. Since then, it has provided updated views of the rover's traverse, as seen from orbit.
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