There are a demeanour of tricks dark inside a $2.5 billion Mars Rover Curiosity. Among them are a ability to analyse formidable dirt samples for signs of life, to expostulate really prolonged distances adult a mountain… and to take overwhelming selfies.
NASA denounced this implausible new design taken by a rover, of itself, during a Mojave Site on Mount Sharp in Jan 2015.
And while we competence consider this print is questionable — “who’s holding a photograph?” — there are no Martian astronauts only out of shot. Instead a design was stitched together from dozens of images taken by a Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on a robotic arm.
“Compared with a progressing Curiosity selfies, we combined additional frames for this one so we could see a corsair in a context of a full Pahrump Hills campaign,” pronounced corsair group member Kathryn Stack during NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
“From a Mojave site, we could embody each stop we’ve done during a campaign.”