NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recently set a record for the steepest territory it’s at any point climbed and simultaneously, took a selfie, catching the scene just below ‘Greenheugh pediment which is a board sheet of rock that sits on a slope. Before the rover is a hole it penetrated while testing a bedrock target called “Hutton.”
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie from Mars Mountain
The whole selfie is a 360-degree panorama sewed together from 86 pictures handed-off to Earth, NASA said in an announcement on Saturday.
The selfie captures the rover around 11 feet below where it climbed onto the disintegrating pediment. Since 2014, Curiosity has been moving up Mount Sharp, a five-km tail mountain at the center of Gale Crater.
“Rover operators at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California carefully map out each drive to make sure Curiosity will be safe,” said NASA.
Before the climb, Curiosity used the high contrast Navigation Cameras situated on its mast to, just because, record a short film of its “selfie stick,” also called its mechanical arm.
“We get asked so often how Curiosity takes a selfie,” said Doug Ellison, a Curiosity camera operator at JPL. “We thought the best way to explain it would be to let the rover show everyone from its own point of view just how it’s done”.
Curiosity’s mission to consider whether the Martian condition could have supported microbial life billions of years prior.