Curiosity spotted on Mars and more space exploration (photos)

Curiosity spotted on Mars and more space exploration (photos)

Summary: Here's an update on the journey of the newest Martian inhabitant, the rover Curiosity, including a photo of it from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Plus, more space shots.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Curiosity, the newest citizen of Mars was spotted driving across the surface of the Red Planet by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Look closely and you can see the rover tracks. Read: Exploring Mars with a 2-megapixel camera: The tech behind Curiosity.

    Plus, we'll take a look at recent images from galaxys, an asteroid, and Saturn.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  • This image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the crash site of the sky crane that helped Curiosity's spacecraft make a safe landing. Curiosity also appears attract the interest of kids: To Mars, with Kodu: Curiosity rover game gets kids coding

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  • Here's the parachute and landing site for Curiosity as seen from the spacecraft orbiting Mars.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Topic: Nasa / Space

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  • Amazing

    I'm so grateful to having lived from watching redstone rockets explode on the launch pad to this.

    In other news: apparently the Mars rover, upon landing, killed the last living Martian cat.
    • Very Clever.

      "Curiosity killed the cat."
      William Farrel
  • It's one of Google's omnipresent mapping vans

    Here's another view, this time hitting a deer:

    Come. See. Conquer. Move on.