Today on Mars: Roving and Photo-Snapping
Miriam Kramer
at 07:54 AM Sep 15 2012
Roving Along This photo was taken by Curiosity's NAVCAM, positioned on the front of the rover. It looks out at the distance Curiosity should cover in the next few weeks.
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Mars Rover Curiosity got a move on during its 38th sol hanging out on the red planet. After taking a few more self-portraits, and testing the robotic arm the rover will use to collect samples, it set off on one of its longest drives yet.

After this sol's 105-foot sojourn, the enterprising one-ton science lab on wheels has travelled a grand total of 142 meters since its arrival in the Gale Crater. Of course, Curiosity has journeyed even further than that. Its trip from the Earth to Mars clocked in at a whopping 563 million kilometers.

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