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Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 613
Out of this World

NASA's Mars Exploration Program (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Curiosity Rover's Self Portrait at "Windjana" Drilling Site

Everybody’s doing selfies: Curiosity’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) took frames on Sol 613 (April 27, 2014).

Windjana is a possible target for drilling on a sandstone outcrop at Mount Remarkable.

The rover's robotic arm is not visible in the mosaic. MAHLI, which took the component images for this mosaic, is mounted on a turret at the end of the arm. Wrist motions and turret rotations on the arm allowed MAHLI to acquire the mosaic's component images. The arm was positioned out of the shot in the images or portions of images used in the mosaic. Please check video explanation by NASA:

The images for full panorama obtained by the rover's 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 138 images taken on Sol 610.

Copyright: Andrew Bodrov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 30000x15000
Taken: 28/04/2014
Uploaded: 30/04/2014
Updated: 10/04/2015


Tags: curiosity; mars; nasa; jpl-caltech; mars panorama; msss; rover; red planet; out_of_this_world; sol 613; out_of_this_world; @tags-mars-panorama
  • sheldon about 1 month ago
    minimum temperatures are around -72°C ... I'd like to go for an excursion during daylight on Mars, temperatures aren't so low, the night is the problem...
  • Saeed SLAP 4 months ago
    you are my man send us more breathtaking image
  • Sergio Verry 11 months ago
    Как минимум две странные фигуры (я их назвал "горцы") идут по тропам вдали по горам...
  • Andrey 11 months ago
    Спасибо! очень интересно и что за не понятные объекты торчат, лежат на песке и камнях
  • Rodrigo Nucleo 12 months ago
    Fantastic, no words to say when I see this 360 on Mars
  • Марсианин 12 months ago
    Солнце нарисовано. Сфотографировать его в зените - это убить фотокамеру.
  • amarant 12 months ago
    mars looks kinda habitable, doesn't it? from this picture it doesn't even look that cold!(altough it probably is kinda cold out there)
  • Victor Lazaro 12 months ago
    I believe he was asking for personal use. Unless you have an app compatible with the oculus rift...
  • Victor Lazaro 12 months ago
    There is a camera on the arm of the rover you can't see the arm, it's basically a selfie.
  • AndrewBlank 12 months ago
    If the robot is in the shot who's taking the picture?
  • Nerd Out With Me 12 months ago
    I still find it amazing that there's a little robot cruising around mars, snapping photos.
  • Elena_360Cities 12 months ago
    Hi Josh, Please, visit this page:, fill in the info and we will be back to you soon.
  • Josh Newport 12 months ago
    Is there a way to get this as a flat image so I can view it with the Oculus Rift?
  • Henry Levenson 12 months ago
    Amazing view and composition!! Such great art and science!!!!
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