Thursday, September 6, 2012

Curiosity sends back latest view of Mars

Curiosity sends back latest view of Mars - Technology & science - Space - Space.com - NBCNews.com: "A new full-circle photo from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the robotic explorer's fresh tracks on Mars as it continues trekking east toward its first science destination.

Curiosity drove roughly 70 feet (21 meters) on Aug. 30, the mission's 21st Martian day, toward a spot called Glenelg. This site, which is located 1,300 feet (400 meters) away from where the rover touched down on Mars last month, is home to three different types of terrain, making it an intriguing science target.
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Photos from Curiosity's navigation camera were stitched together to create this 360-degree view of the Red Planet. Fresh tracks from the rover's drive last week can also be seen across the sprawling terrain."