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Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Science, Technology |

Curiosity and a self-portrait from Mars

Curiosity and a self-portrait from Mars

For a few hours NASA has shown the public a new collection of images from the Curiosity . This is a very different series of shots to the above where the Rover is the only protagonist. Like humans do when we vacation, the robot teaches a collection of self-portraits from that paradise which is called Mars.

After more than a month on the planet, from now begin its true mission, that it will take you to explore the enclave known as Glenelg, more than 400 meters from the landing site.

Curiosity and a self-portrait from Mars image 2

Upon arrival at Mars robot exploration began through ChemCam, a number of laser shots on a rock with which to test and analyze the first samples of the planet.

Curiosity and a self-portrait from Mars image 3

The next step was to prove that long six-foot robotic arm where the camera included Mahli Imager Mars Hand, a camera capable of imaging microscopic objects on the Martian surface.

Curiosity and a self-portrait from Mars image 4

Meanwhile MAHLI being used to take pictures of himself Curiosity. The idea is to check if the Rover is in perfect condition or if instead there is some small damage.

Curiosity and a self-portrait from Mars image 5

The shots we see displayed several key aspects of Curiosity. We can see from the lens and sensors ChemCam MastCam accompanying state until Rover wheels beside the Martian dust beside the Rover.

A mission progresses slowly with the sole purpose of not making mistakes and we are all partakers with these spectacular shots.

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