Mars Curiosity Rover Celebrates First Martian Year With A Selfie!

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Jun. 25, 2014

Good news! NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover has developed selfie technology. To celebrate the four wheeled robot’s first full Martian year on the planet, which is equivalent to 687 Earth days – the rover took a selfie. I’m just waiting for the Mars Rover to show up on Chatroulette so I can see if I spark its… curiosity.

Who is holding the camera?

The “selfie” is actually a composite of dozens of images taken with the rover’s robotic arm. If Curiosity is hip to the selfies, does this mean that NASA’s Opportunity Rover which landed on Mars in 2004 is still updating Myspace?

Weird they chose to do a Curiosity Update video from the Hollywood studio where they film these “space missions.”

Over the course of its mission, having landed safely on the planet’s surface in August 2012, the Curiosity Rover has taken several selfies, in addition to also making big scientific discoveries about Mars. For example you can make an awesome penis in the Martian soil.

High five to the Rover! We would have done the same thing.

While there are still no solid proof for aliens, there is strong evidence that conditions such as water and the basic building blocks for life was we know it were once prevalent on the planet. Now if only Quaid will start the reactor, we can all go join Curiosity on The Red Planet for some group selfies.

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5 comments
Vincent Roy
Vincent Roy

I red it's Photoshopped as well, to make the selfie arm out of the frame

Sairaj Kamath
Sairaj Kamath

Is Curiosity playing the Chainsmokers' "Selfie" song up there too? :P

Robert Linson
Robert Linson

OK I'm curious we as tax payers bought the worlds most expensive remote controlled car that is controlled millions of miles away but the ones you buy from a hobby shop or local Walmart can't seem to reach up to 50 feet away what's the deal there ?? Dump out millions or billions of dollars and your gas or battery powered rc can be controlled for miles.

Larry Neville
Larry Neville

is it a free floating camera? i dont see how its attached to the rover

cmethuggin
cmethuggin User

It's a composite of many pictures.