Curiosity Rover on Mars Spotted from Space in Awesome NASA Photo

A spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet caught a glimpse of the long-running NASA Curiosity rover scaling the mountain Aeolis Mons (informally known as Mount Sharp) at a location nicknamed "Woodland Bay."



The newly released NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image shows a bright spot that is most likely the rover's "head" (or remote sensing mast), NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement. "At the time this image was acquired, the rover was facing 65 degrees counterclockwise from north, which would put the mast in about the right location to produce this bright spot," JPL added.

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