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NASA’s InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie From The Surface of Mars

While driving over the reddish rocks and soils of Mars, the rover’s wheels dig below the thin
dusty layer and reveal darker, brownish soils just below. The circular tracks are “pirouettes”
that the rovers occasionally do to align their radio antennas for best possible communications.

<em>Spirit rover, Pancam image, mission sol (martian day) 141 (May 26, 2004).
From “Postcards from Mars” by Jim Bell; Photo credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell University</em>

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