Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Curiosity on the Move
Posted on 09/10/2012 2:31:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Curiosity is on the move across Mars -- but where is it going? The car-sized rover's path after 29 Martian days on the surface is shown on the above map. Curiosity is still almost 300 meters from its first major destination, though, a meeting of different types of terrain called Glenelg and visible on the image right. It may take Curiosity two months or so to get to Glenelg as it stops to inspect interesting rocks or landscape features along the way. The above image was taken about one week ago from high up by the HiRise camera onboard the robotic Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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A man would have walked or driven there and back by now.
A man would have gotten lost there and no one to ask directions
A woman would have known where she was going
Yes, yes, I think I see it but from this distance it looks like a little white spot.
300 measly meters in 2 months? Something like only 960 feet for 2 months travel?
Please tell me that's a typo and they meant 30000 meters. 300 meters can hardly be considered "exploration".
That’s the way robotic exploration works.
Its one of the drawbacks to robotic exploration.
Big whoop. More rocks, more dirt. I wonder what’s living under the surface of Mars, where that lame little robot can’t go. Your tax dollars at work.
G’night all. One more APoD like this, and the terrorists win.
LOL .. gn
GPS doesn’t work on Mars.
How many million per meter is too much?
In my younger days, there were nights when I could only crawl a few meters.....but.....then.....I had a lot of rocket fuel in me.
I see a large footprint with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 .......6 toes......my cousin Steve has been on Mars!
There will be plenty of data to study coming off that cute little robot. Here’s hoping that Curiosity is curious.
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