Curiosity Mars rover takes stunning selfie during record climb #47773

Curiosity Selfie Hutton Drill Site

There is a selfie from Curiosity, the Mars vehicle traveler!

Before the climb, Curiosity used the black and white navigation cameras on top to record a short movie with the selfie stick known as the robotic arm.

NASA's Curiosity rover is on high of the world. After completing its record-setting accomplishment, the NASA rover took a new selfie with its special camera. And before doing that, the rover took a selfie, capturing the scene just below Greenheugh.

This annotated version of the selfie shows the rover near the Hutton drill hole. These photos are then stitched collectively to create the ultimate selfie. The Greenheugh Pediment is above the rover and its climbing destination is marked to the right.

Curiosity is NASA's exclusively functioning rover on Mars in the mean time, however it'll hopefully quickly be joined by Perseverance, which is scheduled to launch in July.

After taking the cute selfie though, Curiosity reached the top of Greenheugh Pediment on March 6, after three drives.

Curiosity stopped to take some pictures on February 26, shortly before concluding the historic climb.

Curiosity is presently (since 2014) conducting its business on the Red Planet in a region called Mount Sharp, and as part of it mission at the beginning of March it had to complete the climb of a slope that at one point presented it with a 31-degrees tilt. The rover is never in danger of tilting so much that it would flip over - Curiosity's rocker-bogie wheel system enables it to tilt up to 45 degrees safely - but the steep drives do cause the wheels to spin in place.

Curiosity, which takes 86 photographs at a height of 3.4 meters from the ground in the form of a 60-degree selfie, is not overlooked.

Curiosity has been on Mars since 2012 and continues to look for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover mainly uses MAHLI to take close-up images of sand grains and rocks.

Aside from scientific purposes, the rover can also take selfies using the MAHLI. Since every MAHLI image covers only a small area, it requires many images to fully capture the traveler and his surroundings.

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