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NASA's Mars Curiosity rover looks incredibly lonely in amazing orbit photo

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover looks incredibly lonely in amazing orbit photo

Brandon Russell

This week, NASA released a new photo of the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp, a mountain on Mars that rises 18,000 feet high. While the geography is spectacular—it’s a picture of a distant planet’s surface!—that’s not why this image is special. If you look closely, you’ll notice a tiny blue spec in the middle of the photo. That’s NASA’s Curiosity rover—the rover is approximately 10...