(via Hello, beautiful! | The Planetary Society)
Thank you to Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society for taking the lovely MAHLI shot of the mast on Curiosity and meme-ifying it. Hee!
If you were interested in the original shot, here it is:
(NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla
Curiosity self-portrait, sol 32
Curiosity used her MAHLI arm-mounted camera to take this photo of the top of her camera mast on sol 32 (September 8, 2012). The photo was shot through the MAHLI dust cover, which was, in fact, covered with dust during the landing. This version of the image has been rotated and had its contrast stretched to reveal more color.)
Can’t wait to see how it all looks once the dust-cover comes off. For reference, here’s where MAHLI is sitting in a shot from the Mastcam:
That’s MAHLI with the lens cover in place.
And, finally, for a bit of amusement, here’s a shot of the arm from the Navcam as the instruments on the arm were tested, showing MAHLI blinking its LED lights at the camera: