NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover takes selfie

Curiosity took 86 images at different angles to get the selfie

This selfie was taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Feb. 26, 2020 (the 2,687th Martian day, or sol, of the mission). The crumbling rock layer at the top of the image is the Greenheugh Pediment, which Curiosity climbed soon after taking the image. (NASA)

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has been driving around for 2, 696 martian days and it just set a record for climbing its steepest yet. To celebrate, it took a selfie.

But where’s the selfie stick?

Curiosity’s mass cam took 86 different images from different angles like a panorama. NASA was able to seamlessly stitch the images together to create the selfie.

How did we get the video of Curiosity taking the pictures? It was on the rover’s navigation camera.

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A rover stationed on Mars took a selfie.

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