Science & Technology

NASA Releases Newest Curiosity Self-Portrait

Mars rover's mission continues


NASA's released a new, stunning self-portrait of the Curiosity Mars rover, stitched togeher from dozens of high-resolution images.

The pictures were taken on October 31 and November 1 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), and show the rover at Rocknest. This is the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place, and four scoop scars can be seen in the sand in front of the rover. A fifth scoop was collected later.