NASA’s InSight spacecraft has taken its first selfie on the planet of Mars. The lander used its robotic arm to take 11 images that are combined together to make up the photo.
According to NASA, the same imaging process is used on the Curiosity rover mission. The photo shows InSight’s solar panel, science instruments and its entire deck.
Image courtesy of NASA.
Along with the selfie, a first look at InSight’s “workspace” has been shown to Mission team members, which is comprised of a 17 x 7 foot space of terrain in front of the lander that was captured in 52 individual photos.