Le robot de la NASA Curiosty fête sa première année martienne (soient 687 jours pour nous). Et comme n'importe quel jeune sur Terre, il a son compte instagram et poste des selfies :


  1. NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Cool Selfie: This rectangular version of a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called "John Klein," which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by Curiosity. The self-portrait was acquired to document the drilling site. 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. Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, developed, built and operates MAHLI. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project and the mission's Curiosity rover for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed and assembled at JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS #nasa #jpl #mars #curiosity

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  2. A selfie on Mars! Our Curiosity Mars rover used the camera at the end of its arm in April and May 2014 to take dozens of component images combined into this self-portrait where the rover drilled into a sandstone target called "Windjana." Winjana is within a science waypoint site called "The Kimberley," where sandstone layers with different degrees of resistance to wind erosion are exposed close together. The view does not include the rover's arm. It does include the hole in Windjana produced by the hammering drill on Curiosity's arm collecting a sample of rock powder from the interior of the rock. The hole is surrounded by grayish cuttings on top of the rock ledge to the left of the rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS #nasa #space #mars #curiosity #msl #planets #science #selfie

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  4. Sample on board! @NASA's Mars Curiosity rover completes drilling on first sandstone target, analysis underway. #MSL #Mars #NASA #space

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  5. (bonus En vidéo :

Pour savoir comment Curiosity prend des selfies sans qu'on voit son bras :