my 12 yo homeschooled daughter did this. She is a budding artist and is ADHD and has Aspergers.
She loves science and has loved watching the NASA exploration of Mars.
Drawing and art is her passion, and how she wants to make a living when she grows up.
She calls it “Lonely Curiosity”
It is her artist interpretation of how the Sun is going to block Mars and Earth for the month of April, and how NASA won’t be able to communicate with the Curiosity Rover for the whole month.
Please, if you like this… reblog it, and let’s see if we can get NASA to take notice, and maybe also get it on the radar of tumblr.
This rectangular version of a self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013).
The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called “John Klein,” which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by Curiosity. The self-portrait was acquired to document the drilling site.
The rover’s robotic arm is not visible in the mosaic. MAHLI, which took the component images for this mosaic, is mounted on a turret at the end of the arm. Wrist motions and turret rotations on the arm allowed MAHLI to acquire the mosaic’s component images. The arm was positioned out of the shot in the images or portions of images used in the mosaic.
The gold medal in Landing A Rover On Mars is once again won by the USA.
(I suck at Photoshop!)
Godspeed, Mars Science Laboratory.
Mars landing scheduled for August 5, 2012. We’ll see you again soon.
We must go there and bring it home!
NASA’s Mars rover Spirit will rove no more. (via NASA ends effort to free rover from Martian sand - 1/26/10 - Houston News - abc13.com)
Original mission: 90 days.
Actual mission: 2,214 days, and counting.