Curiosity made a new self portrait

On this self-portrait you can see the Curiosity rover atop the hematite ridge of Vera Rubin. He has been studying this formation for the last few months. Behind the rover you can see its next target - a slope rich in clay deposits. In the coming weeks, Curiosity will begin its conquest.
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On the horizon in the left and right side of the photo you can see the shock shaft of the Gale crater, and right behind the Curiosity mast - Sharpe Mountain. It rises 5.5 km above the northern part of the shock formation and 4.5 km above its southern part. The mountain is the central peak of the crater, covered with a thick layer of sediment accumulated over billions of years. A significant part of them was formed at the time when there was a lake in the crater of Gale.
Such a selfie performs two roles at once. On the one hand, they help specialists to assess the state of the rover and its position on the ground. On the other hand, they are a good way to promote space research. The presented self-portrait was compiled from 12 shots taken by Curiosity on January 23 of this year.

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