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Even Curiosity Rover Takes Selfies

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By HVnews on November 2, 2012


What, no duck face?


NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

Some info on the Curiosity selfie, via Wired:

The above image represents the full-sized 5,400-pixel-wide version generated from the complete set of photographs. The detail is so stunning you can zoom in on Curiosity’s “eye” at the top and see a reflection of Mars and the rover’s arm.

The image was taken by Curiosity’s MAHLI hand-held camera, which sits on the end of the rover’s extendable arm. MAHLI snapped 55 pictures from different locations. The different positions overlapped just enough so that the arm couldn’t be seen in the final result.

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