Astronomy Picture of the Day posted this incredible panoramic photo of the Mars Curiosity Rover sitting inside the Yellowknife Bay region of the Red Planet’s Gale Crater. If you’re wondering how this photo was taken, APOD explains:
The impressive mosaic was constructed using frames from the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) and Mastcam. Used to take in the panoramic landscape frames, the Mastcam is standing high above the rover’s deck. But MAHLI, intended for close-up work, is mounted at the end of the rover’s robotic arm. The MAHLI frames used to create Curiosity’s self-portrait exclude sections that show the arm itself and so MAHLI and the robotic arm are not seen.