Spot the Curiosity rover!

January 9, 2014 • 12:48 pm

by Matthew Cobb

@MarsCuriosity (the tw*tter feed of Curiosity rover) just posted this image of Gale Crater on Mars, taken on 11 December by the Mars HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which we’ve featured here a number of times. Given how much fun everyone has been having with spotting nightjars and moths, have a go at this. There’s a rover hidden somewhere in this pic. Click on the image if you can’t spot it:

Here’s the big version. See it now?


16 thoughts on “Spot the Curiosity rover!

  1. Golly — many thanks for these, which I hadn’t seen before! I especially like the false-colour photo of the tracks.

    A hundred years ago — less, in fact — our knowledge of our neighbour was so slight that reasonable people could argue about the canals on Mars and the agriculture of the mighty civilization there. Makesyerthink, dunnit?

    1. It’s so cool that we have an orbiter taking pics of a rover on Mars.

      For me, this is more exciting than any supposed ghost sightings.

  2. Fun fact of the week – the mars rover reported higher temperatures on Tuesday than some places in the midwest.

  3. My eyes were drawn to the black and white mark immediately. I think it is its shadow that gave it away.

    1. Concealment is not one of the skills of a Mars Rover. Unlike surprise and rigorous attention to the precepts of the Spanish Inquisition.
      I’d better go and commit seppuku with a blunt parrot now.

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