Orbital colleague monitors Curiosity

Orbital colleague monitors Curiosity

Just like your colleague is watching you in the office, the Mars rover is closely watched by his Martian colleague.

Being at an altitude of over 150 miles, the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera mounted onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter made this Curiosity photo on December 13, 2014, while the rover itself collected data in a place called “Pahrump Hills "- outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp in the center of the crater Gail.

The latest scientific results of the Curiosity of this region have shown numerous evidences of ancient water, adding more details to our understanding of the past of Mars.

Orbital images such as this are very important for the scientists driving the rover, who themselves are at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. They allow you to accurately determine the location of the rover and stay away from rough terrain.

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