posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 06:36 AM
reply to post by 0bserver1
This page explains the self-portrait. www.nasa.gov...
The "footprints" are scoop marks left by the rover after sampling the soil.
There will always be people who relentlessly question and doubt everything told them officially. But these people tend to forget or ignore that these
space missions often involve scientists and engineers from different countries, working for different institutions. Curiosity has instruments made in
Russia, Germany, Canada and some other countries, and the science team includes people from those countries as well. So it's not just about NASA. The
humanity is making a real progress in space exploration, and if someone's mental attitude makes them opposed to that... well, that's their problem.