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Curiosity Rover’s selfie fever, sends super cool selfies from Mars

Selfie Fever Is Not New To The World But It Has Also Gripped NASA’s Car-sized Spacecraft Called The Curiosity Rover Which Has Been Taking Numerous Selfies And Sending It Back Home.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 30 Jan 2016, 06:17:33 PM

New Delhi :

Selfie fever is not new to the world but it has also gripped NASA’s car-sized spacecraft called the Curiosity rover which has been taking numerous selfies and sending it back home.

In its latest selfie, curiosity rover can be seen beside a dark dune where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand.

This selfies is a combination of 57 images taken on the Namib Dune on January 19 via the curiosity rover.

The rover has been investigating a group of active sand dunes for two months and also studying how the wind moves and sorts sand particles on Mars.

Steve Lee, deputy project manager for Curiosity at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that "the rover responded properly to this unexpected event. It stopped moving the actuator and halted further use of the arm and sampling system."

Rover has been keeping a check on the movement of sand grains caused by wind on Mars. In case of movement, the team can use the rover's wind measurements to figure out the strength and direction of the winds that caused the movement. Researchers are currently determining the next step for the Curiosity rover.

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First Published : 30 Jan 2016, 06:14:00 PM

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