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Mars Rover Sandy Selfie

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A selfie from Mars’ Namib Dune where the rover is scooping sand samples for on-board laboratory analysis.

The rover has been studying active sand dunes for over two months. Studying how the wind sorts and moves the particles on mars. This site, part of the Bagnold Dune Field, lines the northwestern edge of Mars’ Mount Sharp.

The selfie was comprised of 57 seperate images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera that sits at the end of Curiosity’s arm.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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