Friday, June 19, 2015

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been...

Back at the end of last month, the Mars rover Curiosity marked its 1,000th "sol" on the red planet. Sol was the name given to a Martian day, which is a little bit longer than ours.

The project released this stitched-together panorama of where the rover had come from, complete with its tracks in the center of the image:

Of course, what's not shown is how far Curiosity had to travel to get to Mars. But it's hard to leave tracks in space.

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