This week, NASA published another photo taken millions of miles away, this time showing the Curiosity rover as it continues its mission in a place called Woodland Bay.
Just like all the previous images, this too was taken using the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the MRO.
The rover is seen as a blueish intruder in the reddish landscape, and there’s not much to look at. NASA kindly enlarged the image and it says the little white protrusion we see to the left is the rover’s head, or remote sensing mast.
NASA believes this is so because of the orientation of the robot at the time when the photo was taken. Or it could just be a Martian snapping a photo with the weird metal creature that's trampling its crops.
The Curiosity rover is the last working machine humans have on Mars. It was launched in 2012 as the last rover of the three to depart Earth.
The rover travels on 20-inch (50.8 cm) wheels which allow it to roll over obstacles up to 25 inches (65 centimeters) high as it looks for the best places to dig holes into. It currently does this in the Vera Rubin Ridge region of the planet.