Curiosity Rover Takes Self Portrait
Posted on September 10, 2012
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.
Hello, Gorgeous! Snapped this self portrait while using my MAHLI camera & checking its dust cover [pic] 1.usa.gov/QayglM— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) September 8, 2012
Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems