Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mars rover photographs own shadow

Say cheese! NASA Mars rover photographs own shadow

May 25, 2012|Associated Press
Even robots like to have fun. NASA’s rover on Mars showed off its playful side by snapping a picture of its own shadow. It’s the latest self-portrait since the rover, named Opportunity, landed on the red planet in 2004.
The photo was taken in March and NASA released it this week. The solar-powered, six-wheel rover was at an outcrop on the rim of a massive crater. The late afternoon sun set the crater aglow and Opportunity waited for just the right lighting to send a postcard back to Earth.



LARGER IMAGE: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/652371main_mars_iotd_full_full.jpg

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