Curiosity Rover Selfie on Mars

Curiosity Rover Selfie on Mars

November 23, 2017

Curiosity Rover Selfie on Mars

This selfie of the Curiosity rover on Mars was compiled from many smaller images, which is why the mechanical arm holding the camera is not visible.

Taken in mid-2015, the featured image shows not only the adventurous rover, but dark layered rocks, the light colored peak of Mount Sharp, and the rusting red sand that pervades Mars. If you look closely, you can even see that a small rock is stuck into one of Curiosity’s aging wheels. Now nearing the end of 2017, Curiosity continues to explore the layers of sedimentary rocks it has discovered on Vera Rubin Ridge in order to better understand, generally, the ancient geologic history of Mars and, specifically, why these types of rocks exist there.



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By | 2017-11-23T10:18:17+00:00 Nov 23, 2017|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

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