Curiosity rover’s latest selfie shows progress through Mount Sharp foothills

 The latest self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the “Mojave” site, where its drill collected the mission’s second taste of Mount Sharp.

It is the combination of dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the rover’s robotic arm. 

The annotated version below labels several of the sites Curiosity has investigated during three passes up the Pahrump Hills. The rover used its sample-collecting drill at “Confidence Hills” as well as at Mojave, and in late February was assessing “Telegraph Peak” as a third drilling site.

More on Curiosity’s mission here, here and here.

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