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  1. Space

    You Can See Curiosity’s Tracks On Mars From Orbit

    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.

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  2. Space

    Snowmageddon, as Seen From Space

    The NASA Earth Observatory has taken true-colorĀ satellite photos of Snowmageddon, everyone's favorite Beltway-crippling massive weekend snowstorm.

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