Nightly News   |  January 14, 2014

Incredible Pictures from Mars

The tire tracks of the Curiosity rover – and the rover itself, are visible in images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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>>> incredible pictures are in from mars. the pictures show the tire tracks of the curiosity rover. in one case you can make out the little car itself. it takes a kind of deep space photographic bank shot to pull this off. the pictures were taken by the mars renaissance orbiter -- reconnaissance orbiter that should be, while the rover is driving on the surface toward a nearby mountain. they can take a picture of tiny tire tracks on mars, but they still can't make a cell phone battery that lasts for more than about cen minutes.