#NoFilter: Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars

From red carpets to shopping malls to Parliament Hill, the ubiquitous “selfie” has become a nearly unavoidable facet to life on Earth.

See Full Article

And now, thanks to the folks at NASA, that global reach has once again extended 75 million kilometres away – to Mars.

On Friday, the space agency published a stitched-together mosaic of 57 images snapped by the Curiosity Rover, taken in late January.

It’s the third time the rover has beamed a “selfie” back to Earth.

The vivid photo shows Curiosity nestled within the “Namib Dune,” a region where the rover had been collecting sand samples for lab analysis.

NASA

“The rover has been investigating a group of active sand dunes for two months, studying how the wind moves and sorts sand particles on Mars,” NASA explained in a statement on their website.



Advertisements

Latest Tech & Science News

  • Parcel delivery companies are trading trucks for bikes in some Canadian cities. Here's why

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The Black Friday, Cyber Monday, pre-Christmas pandemic online shopping frenzy calls for huge fleets of trucks and vans to deliver those gadgets and gifts. But those road-clogging, polluting vehicles are starting to give way to a greener, more efficient option in many Canadian cities: e-cargo bikes and trikes. Source
  • Earth is 2,000 light years closer to supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than we thought

    Tech & Science CTV News
    A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way, and the black hole which sits there, is located 25,800 light-years from Earth. Source
  • Study finds Neanderthals may have used their hands differently from humans

    Tech & Science CTV News
    If you were to greet a Neanderthal with a handshake, it might feel a little awkward. The digits of the Stone Age people, who went extinct about 40,000 years ago, were much chunkier than ours. Source
  • Nature Trust warns of contamination in amphibian preserve

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is warning that an amphibian reserve in Fredericton has high levels of heavy metal contaminants in the sediment, which could be affecting the frogs. A 2016 Nature Trust report showed levels of arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead and zinc all above the probable effect level value set out by the Canadian Sediment Quality guidelines. Source
  • Elon Musk's satellites now streaming to some rural N.B. homes

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Billionaire Elon Musk's satellite internet service is now streaming to some homes in New Brunswick. Starlink has enlisted some households in rural areas of Canada and the northern US to test the service before a full launch, possibly in mid 2021. Source
  • Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home

    Tech & Science CTV News
    TOKYO -- A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, a space agency official said Friday. Source
  • Life on Venus? Recent finding hinting at life in the clouds questioned

    Tech & Science CBC News
    In September, scientists announced they had found a chemical signature in the clouds of Venus that they said could be associated with life. However, in a new follow-up, pre-print study, the authors announced that the level of the chemical is seven times lower than they had initially reported. Source
  • Scientists urge federal government to ramp up conservation efforts in eastern Arctic

    Tech & Science CBC News
    A team of Canadian scientists is urging the federal government to step up its conservation efforts in the eastern Arctic to try and save some of the last remaining year-round sea ice and the undiscovered organisms that live within it. Source
  • This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays in space

    Tech & Science CTV News
    The holidays may look a little different this year due to the pandemic, but they will still happen -- even in space. The International Space Station will host seven crew members throughout the holiday season, the most ever for the orbiting laboratory in its 20 years of having humans living aboard. Source
  • Europe signs US$102M deal to bring space trash home

    Tech & Science CTV News
    BERLIN -- The European Space Agency says it is signing a 86 million-euro (US$102 million) contract with a Swiss start-up company to bring a large piece of orbital trash back to Earth. The agency said Thursday that the deal with ClearSpace SA will lead to the "first active debris removal mission" in 2025, in which a custom-made spacecraft will capture and bring down part of a rocket once used to deliver a satellite into orbit. Source