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Curiosity MAHLI self-portrait, sol 177

Curiosity MAHLI self-portrait, sol 177

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NASA / JPL / MSSS / Ed Truthan

Curiosity MAHLI self-portrait, sol 177
A total of 64 frames shot by the MAHLI on the end of Curiosity's robotic arm were required for this large mosaic. On sol 177 (February 3, 2013), the rover was sitting at the "John Klein" site, preparing to drill for the first time. Zoom in at lower left and you can see two gray marks on the ground where Curiosity tested out the drill in percussion mode on sols 174 and 176.

For a much larger (though still only half-resolution) version, click here (10 MB JPG).

Here's a closeup on the rover's "face."

Curiosity sol 177 self-portrait (zoom)

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Ed Truthan

Curiosity sol 177 self-portrait (zoom)

On the same day, the rover also took a look under its belly:

Curiosity belly panorama, sol 177

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Ed Truthan

Curiosity belly panorama, sol 177

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ed Truthan

Original image data dated on or about February 3, 2013

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