Selfies from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, obtained on January 15 at a drilling site on the ridge of Vera Rubin
The Martian rover Curiosity received the last selfie on the ridge of Vera Rubin, and descended to the clay region of Mount Eolid. The winding ridge of Mars served as home to the rover for over a year, providing scientists with new samples.
On December 15, Curiosity drilled the 19th sample on the ridge, and on January 15, used the MAHLI camera at the end of the robotic arm to take a series of 57 photographs that were stitched together into one photo of the rover.
The hole can be seen below to the left of the rover. At this time, the neighborhood seems more dirty because of a regional dust storm. Curiosity has been studying the ridge of the Faith Rubin since September 2017. Now he headed to the clay terrain located to the south. Clay minerals may contain more hints of ancient lakes, which allowed to create lower levels on Mount Eolida.