Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Curiosity self-portrait at Okoruso, sol 1338

Curiosity self-portrait at Okoruso, sol 1338

Click to view full image

NASA / JPL / MSSS

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.
The back of Curiosity's head, sol 1338

NASA / JPL / MSSS

The back of Curiosity's head, sol 1338

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

Original image data dated on or about May 11, 2016

Explore related images: pretty pictures, pics of spacecraft in space, spacecraft, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate