A Fan Stitched Together the Best Selfie of Curiosity Yet  

By Attila Nagy on at

Behold Kevin Gill’s mosaic image of NASA’s Mars rover, which is just as good as the official selfies of Curiosity. The Nashua, NH, software engineer stitched together dozens of high-resolution photos taken by the MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) camera of the rover, and the result is a great self portrait of the car-sized robotic explorer.

NASA has released a few MAHLI-style Curiosity selfies, taken at the so called Mojave-site, at Rocknest at the Gale Crater, at John Klein drilling site, and at Windjana Drilling Site. The first selfie was taken just a few days after the landing by the rover’s navigation cameras. All these images show the rover from a viewpoint above, and that’s why this new self portrait looks so special, showing all six legs and the belly of the towering rover.

Here is the full image:

A Fan Stitched Together the Best Selfie of Curiosity Yet  

[NASA/CalTech-JPL/MSSS, Mosaic by Kevin M. Gill]