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NASA's Curiosity rover looks back at where it has been

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NASA's Curiosity rover has taken yet another astonishing photograph of the Martian landscape, this time capturing its own small effect on the planet's surface.

Curiosity captures its tracks
Curiosity captures its tracks

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken yet another astonishing photograph of the Martian landscape, this time capturing its own small effect on the planet's surface. In a composite image released yesterday, the rover itself is visible in the foreground, with a long line of tire tracks stretching off into the background, the result of a 70-foot drive taken during Curiosity's 21st day on Mars. According to a description provided by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the rover, the picture is centered towards the west-northwest. For a more comprehensive view, check out the 360-degree panorama released earlier this week.