Curiosity Mars rover takes low-angle 'selfie'

Curiosity Mars rover takes low-angle 'selfie'
 

The US space agency has issued another of the "selfie" portraits acquired by the Curiosity rover on Mars.
Nasa tries to make one of these mosaics at every location where the robot drills into the surface.
This latest picture was taken by the rover at "Buckskin" - the seventh rock target on the mission to provide a sample for analysis.
The portrait differs from previous ones in that it is taken from a low angle.
Curiosity manages this smart piece of planetary photography in the same way that any human would take a selfie - by holding a camera at arm's length and framing... read more

 
21 August 2015 in Science &Technology, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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