NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps Epic ‘Selfie’, as it Moves On To New Adventure on the Red Planet

By: | February 5th, 2019

Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Clicking selfies is normal these days…Mars Curiosity Rover is no exception!

It posted an epic selfie on social media this week to commemorate its final day working at the “Rock Hall” drill site, located on Vera Rubin Ridge.

Rover created the illusion that a companion took the picture:

This final image is built by stitching together 57 different individual photographs snapped by the rover using its Mars Hand Lens Imager which is located on the end of Curiosity’s arm.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has spent more than a year on the twisting ridge on Mars, After taking the epic picture, it moves on to new sights on the Red Planet. It has collected new samples from the Vera Rubin Ridge; it left the ridge and will now descend toward a clay region of Mount Sharp.

“It’s now headed into the ‘clay-bearing unit,’ which sits in a trough just south of the ridge,” said NASA in the statement.  “Clay minerals in this unit may hold more clues about the ancient lakes that helped form the lower levels on Mount Sharp.”

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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