i recently came across this picture (http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/curiosity-mars-drill-6-130208.jpg) and became curious as to what actually took the picture of the rover, i thought it was just the rover that was up there or is there another vehicle along side it that will have taken this picture? thanks
Posted: April 27, 2014 10:31 PM
The rover can move the cam around and take picture of parts of itself, the the image can be combined and then you have a pic of the whole rover. Selfies From Mars.
I gotta say those engineers are a smart bunch. Thanks for the link. I understand now. What I don't understand is, why did they do it? Had to take a gang of PRECIOUS time to develop and send the commands.