Curiosity Rover Takes Self Portrait

Posted on September 10, 2012

Curiosity Self Portrait

NASA's Curiosity rover snapped this photograph of itself on Mars. The photograph was taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). A larger version of the image can be found here. The dust cover on the MAHLI was closed when the image was taken. Curiosity is now using the photo for its Twitter avatar, @MarsCuriosity.

The image was obtained as part of an inspection of the rover. Curiosity has also been taking photos of its wheels and belly for diagnostic purposes.

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

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