NASA's Curiosity rover has used its robotic arm to take a detailed photograph of itself on Mars.
One of the advantages of Curiosity over previous Mars rovers is its ability to photograph itself so that engineers can get an idea of its status while trekking across the dunes of the Red Planet. These self-portrait pictures help to determine the state of the wheels as well as see how much dust has built up on the rover since it landed back in August.
The latest photograph shows the rover at a location known as 'Rocknest', the spot at which the first scoops up Martian soil were dug up for analysis. Mount Sharp can also be seen looming in the background.
"The mosaic shows the rover at "Rocknest," the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place."
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Source: Herald Sun
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