A selfie taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Sol 2291 (January 15) at the "Rock Hall" drill site, located on Vera Rubin Ridge.
This was Curiosity's 19th drill site. The drill hole is visible to the rover's lower-left; the entire scene is slightly dustier than usual due to a regional dust storm affecting the area.
The selfie is composed of 57 individual images taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), a camera on the end of the rover's robotic arm. The images are then stitched together into a panorama. MAHLI was built by Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed and built the project's Curiosity rover.
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The Russian neutron detector ADRON-RM is installed aboard a European rover and is ready to fly. The device will allow an analysis of the upper layer of the surface of Mars.
On the same days, the specialists of the NGO them. Lavochkina also successfully completed tests of the Proton-M launch vehicle transition system, which is necessary to launch the ExoMars 2020 mission.
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