PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Capture Selfie While Exploring Gale Crater on Mars

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rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet

Today marks ten years since the Curiosity rover landed on Mars. Since August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring the 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. The photogenic rover created this self-portrait at Gale Crater on Sol 2082 (June 15, 2018) using the Mars Hand Lens Imager, or MAHLI. (NASA image)

(NASA) – Today marks ten years since the Curiosity rover landed on Mars. Since August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring the 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater.

The rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet (612 meters), reaching progressively younger rocks that serve as a record on how Mars has evolved from a wet, habitable planet to a cold desert environment.

The photogenic rover created this self-portrait at Gale Crater on Sol 2082 (June 15, 2018) using the Mars Hand Lens Imager, or MAHLI.

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