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Damia BouicAugust 11, 2015

New Curiosity Self-Portrait

This article originally appeared on Damia's blog and is reposted here with permission.

In August 2012, landed Curiosity rover in Gale crater. Three years later, after many kilometers, the rover is still active and is now exploring the foothills of Mount Sharp. It was the occasion to make a never-before-made self-portrait on Sol 1065, consisting of a full panoramic view from the MAHLI camera, with a drill hole visible at the center of the image.

Curiosity self-portrait, sol 1065

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic

Curiosity self-portrait, sol 1065
Damia Bouic created this 360° panoramic view of Curiosity taken on sol 1065 of the mission from images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera, on the end of the rover arm. A full-resolution version is available here (13.5 MB).

And finally, two postcards from this location.

Curiosity self-portrait, sol 1065

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic

Curiosity self-portrait, sol 1065
Curiosity acquired this self-portrait with the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on sol 1065, celebrating the third anniversary of the mission on Mars.
The rim of Gale Crater

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damia Bouic

The rim of Gale Crater
Curiosity acquired this view of the rim of Gale Crater on sol 1065 of the mission with the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI).

Read more: pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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