The Curiosity Rover Sends Down a Panoramic Self Portrait

While no photographer worth his salt will encourage the arm-out self portrait that's so common on Facebook, we're going to go ahead and say that it's okay to do if you're stranded on a planet over 100 million miles from Earth.

The latest images from the Curiosity rover are fascinating. The panorama is taken in the Gale Crater on Mars and gives us a good look at the Martian landscape. You can also see evidence of some of the drilling that Curiosity has done in order to study the planet.

(via PetaPixel)