Partly Cloudy
14°CThu :Partly Cloudy. High: 24 Low: 15

NASA releases amazing pictures of Mars rover Curiosity from space

NASA releases amazing pictures of Mars rover Curiosity from space

NASA has released astonishing pictures of the Curiosity rover clicked by its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the robotic spacecraft rambles across the Martian surface.

The two images were snapped by the spacecraft’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on December 11 2013.

The first image shows the two parallel lines of the Curiosity’s wheel tracks are about 10 feat (3m) apart.

A second image released by NASA shows Curiosity rover’s tracks as seen by the orbiter spacecraft, but not the rover itself.

Dr John Bridges, University of Leicester space scientist, who is working with NASA to interpret data sent back by the rover said: “The HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter keeps an eye on our progress, sending back photos every few months.

“A recently captured image taken on December 11, shows the tracks and rover as we pick our way around impact craters and their boulder fields.”

The Curiosity rover was launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26, 2011, aboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft and successfully landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012.

The car-sized rover is currently on its way to an area known as Mount Sharp.

Curiosity’s goals include- investigation of the Martian surface for signs that liquid water once flowed on the Red Planet, and that whether the planet has ever supported microbial life.

 

Top Stories

ms_windows10-624x351

Windows 10: A seak look at Microsoft’s most recent working framework

October-02-2014
Microsoft has reported its ‘Windows 10′ working framework to supplant the generally disagreeable Windows 8, skirting a number to stamp a jump
the-story-of-my-experiments-with-truth

Gandhi’s life autobiography to be introduce in Punjabi, Kashmiri

October-02-2014
Ahmedabad: Mahatma Gandhi’s life account ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’ has now been distributed in Kashmiri and Punjabi dialects likewise
jaya_verdict_docu_650

8 Big Quotes From Court Order That Declared Jayalalithaa Guilty

October-02-2014
J Jayalalithaa, a standout amongst the most influential and prominent legislators from Tamil Nadu, will use at any rate an alternate week
haider-vs-bang-bang_625x300_51412222201

Today’s Big Releases: Bang, Haider

October-02-2014
Both Haider and Bang incorporate gunfire, lies, affection and energy It’s a motion picture weekend fans have been holding up for a
18_4

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: PM Narendra Modi to wield sweeper to give India another picture

October-02-2014
NEW DELHI: After just about a week-long cleanliness drive in focal government business locales headed by Cabinet priests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Tombstone

Orkut close down, clients asked to fare photographs

October-01-2014
BANGALORE: Google pulled the attachment of the once commended person to person communication site, Orkut, on September 30. Before Google wandered into