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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Feb 25, 2015

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Captures Amazing Selfie On The Red Planet

The selfie mania has gripped everyone across the globe. Be it young smartphone users or tech companies launching special selfie smartphones, every seems to be either taking selfies or talking and writing about it. Well, how could the space organisation be left behind in the craze? NASA's Mars Curiosity rover recently took a selfie right from the red planet. Yep. You read that right. The robotic vehicle captured its own photograph when located at the Mojave site on Mars, where its drill collected the mission’s second taste of Mount Sharp. The selfie offers us with a view of the Pahrump Hills, where the Curiosity rover has been staying for the last five months. The self portrait was captured from the many images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover’s robotic arm.


The curiosity rover conducted survey and deep inspection of the location 'Pahrump Hills', which is an outcrop of the bedrock that forms the basal layer of Mount Sharp, at the centre of Mars’ Gale Crater. The various images from which the above selfie was formed, were taken over the period of last few months at three different sites before the rover reached the base of Mount Sharp. Check out the following video to see how the Mars Curiosity Rover captured the selfie without the need of a stick -

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