Curiosity made the first night shots

Curiosity made the first night shots

The rover Curiosity first used at night MAHLI camera mounted on a hand-manipulator. In the process of shooting the surface of Mars apparatus backlit white and ultraviolet light. MAHLI instrument was used to close the research object called "Sayunei". It is situated near the place where the device after a few weeks will begin drilling the Martian rocks.

Image "Sayunei" rover were made on 22 January and received on Earth on 23 January.

Curiosity made the first night shots

The image was taken with a white backlight. The size of the male portion - 3.4 x 2.5 cm.

"The purpose of a survey using UV illumination is to try to detect fluorescent minerals" - said Ken Edgett of Malin Space Science Systems.