See the small blue dot near the center of this image? That's the Curiosity rover as seen from the skies of Mars! This stunning shot of the car-sized rover traversing the rocky terrain of Mount Sharp was taken by a camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO on 5 June 2017 two months before the fifth anniversary of Curiosity's landing on the Red Planet in August of 2012 Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment HiRISE camera MRO captured this image of Curiosity in the middle of its investigation of active sand dunes and the “Vera Rubin Ridge” an uphill location containing hematite the mineral form of IronIII oxide that the NASA team hopes to examine The rover has driven over 1694 kilometers 1053 miles since it touched down on the Martian surface and this image serves as a reminder of our enduring quest for knowledge Which planet or space object would you like to see a rover on next? Photo NASA-JPL-Caltech-Univ of Arizona guffscience science space exploration spaceexploration explore astronomy education bestof didyouknow nowyouknow aerialphotography spacephotography nasa jpl caltech universityofarizona mars marsreconnaissanceorbiter mro curiosity rover Meme

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