Aug 12

Curiosity raises Mast and snaps 1st Self Portrait and 1st 360 Panorama

Source: NASA Science News

Rover’s Self Portrait. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

The rover Curiosity continues her marathon run of milestone achievements – snapping her 1st self portrait and 1st 360 degree panorama since touchdown inside Gale Crater barely over 2 sols, or Martian days ago.

To take all these new images, Curiosity used a new camera, the just-activated higher resolution navigation cameras (Navcam) positioned on the mast. Several of the new images provide the best taste yet of the stupendous vistas coming soon.

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