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Journey’s beginning

August 30, 2012 ・ Blog

A black and white photograph of tracks leading from nowhere in a desolate landscape, taken on Mars
Source: The Planetary Society

This is Bradbury Landing in Gale crater, where Curiosity touched down.

Isn’t it one of the most incredible pictures you’ve ever seen? Tracks that start out of nowhere; something fully formed simply landing here, having had no connection with this place - this planet - in any sense ever before. Something extraterrestrial, and made by us.

And it’s just fantastic that Curiosity’s landing site is named after Ray Bradbury. It takes imagination like his to make things like this happen.