See that newly formed set of tracks in Mars' Gale Crater? Those are the tracks left behind by the Curiosity rover, which can apparently be seen from orbit
. Well, from orbit around Mars and with about a bazillion dollars worth of camera equipment, we mean. Still, it's pretty cool to see the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's latest shot of the rover's... rovings
, I guess? It's good to know that there's a backup plan in place on the chance that NASA loses contact with the rover, even if being able to see where it's tracks suddenly end seems like a pretty low-tech solution to a potential problem. Keep reading for a bigger photo with more Mars goodness.