Curiosity Takes A Selfie On Mars [Pic]

Submitted by: Squrlz4Sale 3 years ago in Science

NASA"s Curiosity rover used a robotic arm to take a series of self-images, which were then assembled into this shot.
There are 25 comments:
Male 916
If it took the pic itself, where is the arm holding the camera? It would have to be in a "self pic". Also, why is there a reflection of a person`s head and shoulders reflected in the lens of the instrument on the top left?
0
Reply
Male 2,419
@patchouly

I know! first thing that went through my mind was: F*cking amazing! a differtent planet! mankind can really achieve something when it wants to.
0
Reply
Male 14,835
Thanks Squrlz4Sale, I was looking for that.
0
Reply
Female 836
What, no duck face?
0
Reply
Male 3,894
WHO`S HOLDING THE CAMERA? THIS IS A SET IN HOLLYWOOD. WE NEVER SENT A ROBOT TO MARS. THE MONEY WAS SPENT ON CRACK TO SUBJUGATE THE HOMELESS.
0
Reply
Male 6,227
@ Gerry: OMG, that is hysterical. *MREEEEEW!!!*
0
Reply
Male 38,501

Curiosity killed the cat.

0
Reply
Male 6,227
@ Nikkida: As I mentioned earlier, Curiosity`s robotic arm took several photographs which were then merged into this one image. The partial views of the robotic arm in each image were removed, which is why the robotic arm is missing from the photo. In my screenshot below, however, I`ve outlined the attachment point of the robotic arm in red. You can even see the shadow of the robotic arm`s camera and other instruments on the wheel and the ground at the front of the photo.

Make sense? I hope so. We need you to be smart about these things. After all, it`s your generation (not so much mine) that will be exploring Mars on foot.

0
Reply
Male 1,292
Now I know that this is all a fake. Where is the arm holding the camera that took this pic? Just like the moon landings
0
Reply
Female 24
does no one else notice their is no arm that reaches off the image.. so then what is supporting the camera to take that picture?? not sayin aliens.. but possibly a fake mars landing rover.. idk u be the judge
0
Reply
Male 625
Awesome. In the truest sense of the word.
0
Reply
Male 13,624
@tedgp
Its Mars the red planet -
you custard tart
0
Reply
Male 13,624
I find it amazing we get a hi def pic of a robot on fecking Mars!!
only seemed like yesterday I thought calculators were Sci Fi - Im old I know
0
Reply
Male 3,285
Looks like a normal desert to me.
0
Reply
Female 1,329
Too bad there wasn`t an alien to photo-bomb it.
0
Reply
Male 6,227
@ Afterburn001 and Auburnjunky:

In the illustration below, you can see the robotic arm that was used to take the photos that were assembled into this image: it`s at the lower left, with an arm that looks candy-striped. The partial images of the arm in each photo were left out of the composite photo, so the arm is entirely missing from the final image. In actuality, the arm is attached to the left of the mount in the front left of the photo that looks like a tiered wedding cake on its side.

NASA periodically has Curiosity photograph itself not because it`s fun (which, of course, it is), but because it`s important to check on the dust buildup on the vehicle and on the condition of the wheels.

0
Reply
Male 10,339
It isn`t clear what`s holding the camera.
0
Reply
Male 2,675
Had the decency to avoid duck face underwear shots at least.
0
Reply
Male 312
It`s quite obvious that eve took the picture, isn`t it?


0
Reply
Male 4,746
Maybe it`s because I was around before all of this technology became mainstream, but this is still one of the coolest and most amazing things I have ever seen. Pictures from another planet! Landscapes, mountains, ground. From another planet! Just mindblowingly amazing!
0
Reply
Male 7,775
If it starts doing a duck face I`m outta here.
0
Reply
Male 168
This is as fake as the moon landing
0
Reply
Male 7,123
Robotic arm.
0
Reply
Male 5
what`s holding the camera?
0
Reply
Male 6,227
Link: Curiosity Takes A Selfie On Mars [Pic] [Rate Link] - NASA`s Curiosity rover used a robotic arm to take a series of self-images, which were then assembled into this shot.
0
Reply