Nasa has used one of its satellites to image the Curiosity rover on Mars.The picture shows not only the six-wheeled vehicle, but also all the components of its discarded landing system.These items include the heatshield, the parachute and backshell of the entry capsule, and the skycrane that lowered the rover to the surface.The image was acquired by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from 300km and at an oblique angle of 41 degrees.
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