Mars Rover tweets 'selfie' from the Red Planet

Mars Curiosity Rover, the exploration robot monitoring the red planet's surface, has sent back a photo of itself at the "Windjana" drilling site.

The first "selfie" from Mars. Credit: @MarsCuriosity/Twitter

The rover was taking soil samples which it would then analyse and send back to NASA.

The Rover was able to take the photo using its Mastcam, which took a huge composite image over the course of the day.

The arm is then removed in editing showing the entire rover in high-definition.

The Mars Curiosity Rover successfully landed on August 6 in 2012 and has continued to send pictures of the red planet back.