Mars Curiosity Rover tweets selfie after government shutdown

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 14:14:53-05

(CNN) – When it comes to taking selfies in exotic places, the Mars Curiosity Rover has us all beat.

NASA this week tweeted the rover’s latest snapshot of itself on the red planet.

The tweet read in part, “I’m back! Did you miss me?”

The shot was part of the first batch of photos the spacecraft sent after the government shutdown.

Curiosity landed on the Martian surface in 2012. It fulfilled its original 23-month mission in just eight months, finding evidence that ancient Mars could have supported microbial life.

Now it continues to take samples and monitor the planet’s environment.

Curiosity could be getting company soon. NASA’s Mars InSight lander is set for launch as soon as May 5.

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