See this galactic selfie from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover

(Image credit: NASA)

With all of the excitement over the Mars Perseverance rover recently touching down, NASA's Curiosity rover has been a little overshadowed. However, the Mars Curiosity rover has been traversing the red planet's surface for over eight earth years and 3,000 sols (Martian days), capturing nearly 800,000 images of the terrain and environment. 

The latest image from the Curiosity rover looks as if it's snapped a selfie. Comprised of 71 different images captured by two different cameras, this panorama shows the rover in front of six meter tall rock outcrop 'Mont Mercou'. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.