The NASA Curiosity robot returns the awesome look of the surface of Mars, as it prepares to explore new regions of the red planet
- The curiosity used the robotic arm to take dozens of images that had sewn together
- The image captures the final moments at the Rock Hall of the Vera Rubin Ridge
- The NASA rover has sent annual self-portraits since the arrival on March 2012
The Curiosity rover of NASA has released a new selfie on the surface of Mars.
The incredible instant was made at the beginning of the month at the Rock Hall site of the Vera Rubin Ridge, where the Martian tugboat has been located for nearly a year.
Showing arid land, the red planet, the scene is weaker than usual due to a storm in the area.
The curiosity has already left the site to investigate the region of Mount Sharp clay.
Selfie: the incredible snapshot was taken earlier this month at the Rock Hall of the Vera Rubin Ridge site, where the Martian tugboat has been located for almost a year
The last image is the first one that is published since the reopening of the United States government after a one-month deadline.
Curiosity self-reflection is made up of 57 instantaneous shots taken by the machine Mars Lens Imager (MAHLI), a camera at the end of the robot's arm of the vehicle.
The images were sewn together in a single panorama.
It is not the first self-defense that is distributed from Mars by Curiosity as the robot has sent a backup every year since it arrived in Mars in 2012.
The first was taken on October 31, 2012 after 84 days on the surface and was composed of 55 separate images taken by the same camera.
These images allow NASA engineers and scientists to review the health of the vehicle and see if the heavy red dust on the Martian surface is affected.
2015: This previous selfie of the previous Curiosity rover of NASA was sewn among dozens of images to travel through the robotic arm used to take the image
It also allows them to see the landscape that surrounds them to check any nearby danger that could pose a threat to the vehicle.
When Curiosity landed for the first time on Mars, he used his Side-A computer.
But, five years ago, he experienced hardware and software problems, and the computer changed to Side B.
The affected part of side A was then quarantined, which allowed the rover to continue storing data and records of events in it.
The team decided to make a switch last month after the memory anomaly.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CURIOSITY MARS AND WHAT HAS REACHED?
The rover of Mars Curiosity was initially launched from Cap Cañaveral, an American Air Force station in Florida on November 26, 2011.
After starting a trip of 350 million miles (560 million kilometers), the research vehicle of 1,890 million pounds (2,500 million dollars) dropped only 2.4 km away from the # 39; landing assigned
After a successful landing on August 6, 2012, the traveler has traveled about 18 km (18 miles) away.
It was launched on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and the rover constituted 23 percent of the mass of the total mission.
With 80 kg (180 pounds) of scientific instruments on board, the rover weighs 899 kg (1,982 pounds) and is powered by a plutonium fuel source.
The rover is 2.9 meters tall and 2.7 meters wide for 2.2 meters high.
The rover of Mars curiosity was initially meant to be a two-year mission to collect information to help answer if the planet could endure life, have liquid water, study the climate and the geology of Mars, for more than two thousand days
The vehicle was originally intended to be a two-year mission to collect information to help answer if the planet could withstand life, have liquid water, study the weather and the geology of Mars.
Due to its success, the mission has been extended indefinitely and has been active for more than 2,000 days.
The navigator has several scientific instruments on board, including the mastcam consisting of two cameras and can take pictures and videos with high resolution in real color.
Until now, in the robot-sized robot trip, he encountered an old rift where liquid water used to flow, not too soon after, he also discovered that billions of years ago, a nearby area known as Yellowknife Bay was part of a lake that could have supported microbial life.