While it has been in the works for many weeks, the above image is an excellent color representation of the NASA rover Curisoity, or rather, where it’s been since it landed last year. The image itself was shot from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 27th, using its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) which since 2006, has been taking images of the red planet. The landing site of the rover can easily be seen as the bluish spot to the left, known as the Glenelg area of the Gale Crater.
Curiosity itself can be seen as a tiny blue-and-white dot in the lower right half of the photo, with the faint trail representing the tracks that it left behind. Of course, we don’t have an exact number to explain how far Curiosity has traveled, but keep in mind that Curiosity’s tracks are 10 feet apart, so the distance is obviously not to scale.