Monday, November 5, 2012

Curiosity Takes Beautiful Self Portrait

Meanwhile on Mars, curiosity is taking a moment out of its busy day to take the classic extended arm facebook picture.

Using the Mars Hand Lens Image (MAHLI), curiosity took 55 hi-res images of itself that were compiled into this fantastic composite.  The camera is on the end of a 2-meter robotic arm, allowing the rover to examine Mars rocks up close and personal.

Click to see amazing full size image
(Via Bad Astronomer)

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