It’s the first selfie on Mars…kinda.
This picture is actually a combination of 57 images. They were taken on Oct. 11 by a camera on the end of the rover’s robotic arm – like a selfie! The combined photo shows Curiosity’s previous locations where the rover drilled.
It commemorates the second time the rover has performed a “wet chemistry” experiment. That means most of the analysis is done in a liquid phase. It also marks the first time the rover has done the experiment on a drilled sample. Scientists should know the results of the experiment next year.
To see how Curiosity took their selfie, click here.