2017 November 20
Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars
Yes, but have you ever taken a selfie on Mars?
The Curiosity rover on Mars has.
was compiled from many smaller images -- which is why the mechanical arm holding
the camera is not visible.
(Although its shadow is!)
Taken in mid-2015, the
featured image shows not only the adventurous rover, but dark
layered rocks, the light colored peak of
rusting red sand that
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,
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
specifically, why these types of rocks exist there.