The Curiosity Rover is churning through some samples that scientists are calling “very interesting.” It could be something minor or something as amazing as evidence of microbial life. We’ll find out in a few days.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity used its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to snap a set of 55 high-resolution images on Oct. 31, 2012. Researchers stitched the pictures together to create this full-color self-portrait.
CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems