NASA Curiosity rover took gorgeous selfie from top of the mountain

NASA Curiosity rover took gorgeous selfie from top of the mountain

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover took a stunning selfie by standing on a sloping rock layer called Greenheugh Pediment at Mars. Curiosity took the selfie on February 26.

The Curiosity rover captured 86 images and then it relayed back to earth. On earth, scientists stitched all the images together to create a 360-degree panorama. Curiosity uses Mars Hand Lens Camera (MAHLi) located in the turret at the end of the robotic arm.

A Curiosity camera operator at JPL, Doug Ellison, “We get asked so often how Curiosity takes a selfie.” “We thought the best way to explain it would be to let the rover show everyone from its own point of view just how it’s done.”

Last year, in August it Curiosity completed seven years on Mars. The Curiosity mission was launched on November 26, 2011, and the rover landed on Mars on August 6, 2012. Since then it is sending some important and crucial data.

 

 

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