The tiny spot that the Mars rover Curiosity now occupies on the Red Planet has been captured from on high. A new image (see the incredible, lengthy view below), just released by the space agency, gives a feel for the terrain around the rover.
NASA enhanced the color to make the differences in the terrain pop. Curiosity is seen as a small circular object, with blue shading that shows a blast pattern from the landing.
In reality, NASA says, what appears as blue here is more gray. But the brownish landing region is not, in fact, as colorful as areas to the south of Curiosity -- regions that the rover is set to explore.
The image was captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter six days after Curiosity made its highly anticipated landing. There have been more than a few exciting images coming from Curiosity.