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NASA's InSight Takes Its First Selfie

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NASA's InSight Takes Its First Selfie

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NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie - a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken and later stitched together. Visible in the selfie are the lander's solar panel and its entire deck, including its science instruments.

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sci-nerd

Where is the robot arm / selfie stick ?

I guess they edited it away, but would have been cool if they'd kept it!

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sci-nerd

This must be the robot arm.

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Hammerclaw

A picture-perfect landing.

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Waspie_Dwarf
13 minutes ago, sci-nerd said:

Where is the robot arm / selfie stick ?

I guess they edited it away, but would have been cool if they'd kept it!

Try taking a selfie with your phone. Where is the arm that is holding the phone? It will be mostly behind the camera, out of sight of the lens and therefore won't appear in the image. Same thing with the robot arm on Insight, it wasn't edited out because it was never imaged in the first place.

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sci-nerd
2 minutes ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Try taking a selfie with your phone. Where is the arm that is holding the phone? It will be mostly behind the camera, out of sight of the lens and therefore won't appear in the image. Same thing with the robot arm on Insight, it wasn't edited out because it was never imaged in the first place.

I found it, never the less. If you look at my previous post :tu:

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Hammerclaw
4 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

Try taking a selfie with your phone. Where is the arm that is holding the phone? It will be mostly behind the camera, out of sight of the lens and therefore won't appear in the image. Same thing with the robot arm on Insight, it wasn't edited out because it was never imaged in the first place.

Actually, as with all probe selfies, they're created from a mosaic of shots, some of which are from angles that don't image the arm.

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seanjo
10 hours ago, sci-nerd said:

Where is the robot arm / selfie stick ?

I guess they edited it away, but would have been cool if they'd kept it!

I expect they orientated the camera in such a way the arm wasn't in it, they took 11 different photo's to get this image.

 

BUT, conspiracies will abound!

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