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Mars Rover Curiosity Update: Self Portrait & New Images Released, First Destination Announced (PHOTOS)

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NASA on Friday released the latest images to be sent back by the Mars Rover Curiosity, including a high-resolution self-portrait taken by the rover’s Navigation camera.

According to NASA, the portrait, available below, is composed of a mosaic of 20 images taken on Aug. 8, just several days after the rover landed on Mars.

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Curiosity’s deck, some of the science lab’s instruments and two of the rover’s six wheels are visible in the 120-degree image. The rim of Gale Crater, in which the rover landed in the early morning of Aug. 6, can be seen in the background of the picture.

via Mars Rover Curiosity Update: Self Portrait & New Images Released, First Destination Announced (PHOTOS).

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Written by edparnell

August 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

Posted in Awesome, Science, Space

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