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.
During uphill struggles, think of the view from the top.
I completed my steepest climb yet in “Greenheugh Pediment.” It took three drives, and was worth it. Before I scaled the hill, I took this self-portrait. Here's why you don't see my arm in the shot: https://t.co/tpjkGQjQLa pic.twitter.com/oTMkA6H7KR
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) March 20, 2020
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.