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Nasa's Curiosity rover succumbs to pressure, sends this fascinating Mars selfie

Feb 26, 2015    

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, it appears, could not resist the selfie fever that has hit everyone back here on Earth. The robot vehicle, now at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp, sent back to Earth this scene - a combination of dozens of pictures clicked by its robotic arm.The rover's wrist motions and turret rotations on the arm allowed theMars Hand Lens Imager (the device used to click the pictures)to acquire the mosaic's component images. The arm was positioned out of the shot in the images, or portions of images, that were used ...

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