Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars1 min read

From red carpets to shopping malls to Parliament Hill, the ubiquitous “selfie” has become a nearly unavoidable facet to life on Earth.

NASA published this mosaic of 57 images snapped by the Curiosity Rover taken in late January. (NASA)

NASA published this mosaic of 57 images snapped by the Curiosity Rover taken in late January. (NASA)

And now, thanks to the folks at NASA, that global reach has once again extended 75 million kilometres away – to Mars.

On Friday, the space agency published a stitched-together mosaic of 57 images snapped by the Curiosity Rover, taken in late January.

It’s the third time the rover has beamed a “selfie” back to Earth.

The vivid photo shows Curiosity nestled within the “Namib Dune,” a region where the rover had been collecting sand samples for lab analysis.

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“The rover has been investigating a group of active sand dunes for two months, studying how the wind moves and sorts sand particles on Mars,” NASA explained in a statement on their website.

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Sebastien Clarke

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