US space agency NASA has released lateast pictures of Mars and its surface alongwith some of the selfie of Curiosity.
The rare images, clicked by Curiosity on April 27 and 28, were assembled by space blogger Jason Major.
The latest selfie of Curiosity rover shows its ‘face’ i.e. the eye-like navigation cameras and the workhorse Mastcam. The pictures were taken by a camera mounted on an arm called Hand Lens Imager.
The selfie also shows the massive 3-mile-high Mount Sharp in the background. Curiosity is slowly proceeding towards Mount Sharp since it landed on Mars in August of 2012.
All over its way, the rover has been taking pictures of the martian surface and sending them back on Earth. The scientists will use these images in order to understand the geology and the potential for life on the red planet.
According to NASA, rover’s next mission is to drill into a new rock target, called as “Windjana” by the rover team. This will be its third drilling mission carried by it.
It is noteworthy, NASA’s Curiosity is the first robot to have carried out drilling procedure on the Mars.
“Curiosity is stopped at a spot called Waypoint Kimberly, an area where several different types of terrain come together. This makes it a good place for the rover to “stop and smell the roses,” Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger said.