NASA’s Curiosity rover just snapped a stunning 360-degree panorama of Mars

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NASA's Opportunity rover might be taking an extended nap at the moment (please don't say it's dead!) but the Curiosity rover is wide awake and doing a whole bunch of science stuff. The nuclear-powered robot, which didn't experience any significant downtime in the wake of the dust storm that brought down its older sibling, just got done playing with some new rocks, and took a moment to grab a fantastic 360-degree view of its surroundings.

The image, which is a bit distorted near the bottom due to the quirks of taking a panorama with the rover's own body in the frame, is a timely reminder of just how harsh the conditions on the Red Planet are.

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