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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Self Portrait

Author: Guest Writer/Saturday, February 23, 2013/Categories: Uncategorized

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTech and NASA have released a panoramic self-portrait of the Curiosity Rover compiled from multiple photographs captured by the rover itself. Holes where the rover drilled into Martian rocks are clearly visible. The frames used to create the photograph were edited to exclude the camera's robotic arm itself to enhance the effect of the self-portrait. What is particularly interesting is the presence of dust or fog in the Martian atmosphere that almost blots out the Sun.


Curiosity Self-portrait   (credit: JPL/NASA)

It almost looks as if you could step into the photograph panorama and wander about Mars yourself.

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