Curiosity is NASA's only functioning rover on Mars at the moment, but it will hopefully soon be joined by Perseverance, which is scheduled to launch in July. NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recently set a record for the steepest terrain it's ever climbed, cresting the "Greenheugh Pe..." Earlier this month, the rover traversed the steepest hill it has encountered on the mountain.
That world occurs to be Mars, and "the highest" is a perch on a sloping rock layer referred to as Greenheugh Pediment.
After reaching its target, it drilled a hole on the Martian surface to reach a bedrock labeled as Hutton.
Just before it set out on its mission, Curiosity sent back 86 images of itself that got stitched together by NASA to create the monumental-looking selfie you see as the main photo of this article. Curiosity took the selfie on February 26, 2020 (Sol 2687).
Curiosity is presently (since 2014) conducting its business on the Red Planet in a region called Mount Sharp, and as part of it mission at the beginning of March it had to complete the climb of a slope that at one point presented it with a 31-degrees tilt. Like most celebrities that share how they perform their menial tasks, now, Curiosity has shared how it clicks a selfie.
"By rotating the turret to face the rover, the team can use MAHLI to show Curiosity", NASA explained.
Curiosity has been in residence on Mars since 2012 and it continues to hunt out indicators of historic microbial life. Before it scaled the daunting task, the rover used its Mars Hand Lens Camera (MAHLi) mounted on the turret at the end of its arm to capture a selfie. This camera provides a close-up view of sand grains and rock textures, similarly to how a geologist uses a handheld magnifying glass for a closer look in the field on Earth.
It's a human-like thing for the Rover to have taken the selfie, NASA commented. Since every MAHLI image covers only a small area, it requires many images to fully capture the traveler and his surroundings.