Some of our favorite images of Earth are those that have beenin recent years, especially from the technology. But satellites are also good for grabbing great shots of human creations on other places, like Mars, as well.
The above shot was taken from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's. The brighter features in the landscape are sedimentary rock and the darker regions are sand.
The light object in the blue box is the Curiosity Mars rover as it was observed on December 13, 2014. At that point, the rover was in the Pahrump Hills of Mars at the base of Mount Sharp near a feature called "Whale Rock," which NASA believes are sedimentary rocks that were formed in the presence of water on the red planet many years ago.
From Curiosity's vantage point on the surface of Mars, Whale Rock looks like the shot below.
Expect more images from above of both Curiosity and Opportunity in the coming months. Oneof Curiosity also picked up the rover's tracks across the landscape.
If we can just get a few more camera angles, we'll soon have a decent enough setup to shoot our own. Good thing there's one already in the works; hopefully they can work out all the details to actually .