NASA’s Curiosity Rover has taken a panoramic selfie after exploring a sand dune on Mars.
The latest self-portrait shows the the car-sized spacecraft near the Namib Dune, to the northwest of Mount Sharp – Curiosity’s primary mission site, where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand.
The image combines 57 photos taken with the Mars Hand Lens Imager at the end of the rover’s arm.
It was taken on 19 January, which was Curiosity’s 1,228th day on Mars.
The rover has taken other selfies during its mission including a snap of itself to celebrate its one Martian year anniversary (687 days) on the planet in 2014… see more