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Curiosity self-portrait at Okoruso, sol 1338

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Curiosity self-portrait at Okoruso, sol 1338 Cuirosity took the photos for this self-portrait after drilling at two adjacent sites near the western edge of the Naukluft plateau, on so 1338 (May 11, 2016). It was the second Mars anniversary of the landing. Okoruso is the site in front of the rover; the much brighter Lubango drill site is visible behind the rover (close to the mast). There is also a low ridge to the left of the rover, where rocks have been crushed by the rover's wheels. Curiosity took a close look at those rocks before driving away to the west. In this unusual view, the rover is looking toward the west, and we can see the back of the mast, for the first time since the rover's landing.

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The back of Curiosity's head, sol 1338

NASA / JPL / MSSS

The back of Curiosity's head, sol 1338

Original image data dated on or about May 11, 2016.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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