If the Curiosity rover had an OKCupid profile picture, this awesome self portrait would totally be it. Thanks to its reflective surfaces and rotating turret arm, the Curiosity rover can photograph itself as it travels across Mars, which would seem kind of self-absorbed if it weren’t so utterly fantastic. This picture, which is a mosaic of 55 images stitched together brilliantly by NASA technicians, was taken just yesterday.
- You can buy your own mini Curiosity rover from Hot Wheels
- More people watched Curiosity land live than watched cable at that time, which is great
- Here’s the very first image the rover sent back