Even the Mars Rover takes selfies

NASA explains the functions of Curiosity's 17 different cameras


Ever since the Mars Curiosity rover landed on the Red Planet, NASA has been receiving some pretty stunning photography. In this week's "Curiosity Rover Report", the Jet Propulsion Laboratory gives us a tour of the robot's 17 cameras, and what they accomplish.

With the use of its robotic arm, Curiosity can even take it's own self-image (aka "Selfie"), and it doesn't even have to stand in front of a mirror shirtless in order to do this.

The rover is currently at Point Lake on Mars and will soon be sending photos of that area back to Earth.

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