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Spunky Mars Rover snaps another selfie

NASA’s famous Mars Curiosity Rover has sent back another selfie from the red planet. The picture demonstrates the meanderer’s “head” cresting over the dusty martian surface.

“I’m back! Did you miss me?” the meanderer (well, really its online networking group) tweeted.

The selfie was in the main group of pictures the shuttle sent back to its central goal group after the administration shutdown.

Interest arrived on Mars on August 6, 2012, at Gale Crater in the wake of surviving the much-advanced “seven minutes of fear” plummet to the surface. (We could endeavor to depict it, yet you should simply watch the video.)

The wanderer was sent to Mars on a 23-month mission to chase confirm that Mars could have bolstered microbial life in the inaccessible past. Be that as it may, NASA said the shuttle thumped that activity out in 8 months — gathering a stone example that demonstrated old Mars could have bolstered microorganisms.

Since Curiosity still was fit as a fiddle, NASA gave it more work broadening the mission and sent Curiosity into extra minutes to keep penetrating examples of the surface and to screen nature.

Interest might get some organization soon. The new Mars InSight lander passed what NASA called a key test on Tuesday — extending its sunlight based boards. The boards resolve the test for no less than two Earth years while it thinks about Mars’ profound inside to enable researchers to see how rough planets advanced. (Understanding’s full name is Interior Exploration utilizing Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport.)

The dispatch window for InSight opens on May 5 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. On the off chance that it goes up that day, InSight would arrive on November 26, NASA says.

Understanding will convey with it around 2.4 million names presented by people in general. “It’s a fun path for the general population to feel actually put resources into the mission,” Bruce Banerdt, the mission’s key specialist, said in explanation. “We’re glad to have them in the interest of personal entertainment.”