NASA Shares Selfie Taken by Curiosity Mars Rover

Selfie – A common word from Celebrities to a Common man.

The art of the selfie is one that lots of people have practiced and perfected in recent years. Seriously, lots! Just a small number here, more than 31 million Instagram photos have been hashtagged #selfie

The selfie craze has been taken to a new Level. NASA tweeted a picture of Mars rover taking a selfie yesterday.

This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at “Namib Dune,” where the rover’s activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis.

The scene combines 57 images were taken on January 19, 2016, during the 1228th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars. The camera used for this is the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) at the end of the rover’s robotic arm.

The rover has taken other selfies during its mission together with a snap of itself to celebrate its one Martian year commemoration (687 days) on the planet in 2014.

Related Articles

Stay Connected


Latest Posts