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NASA March 2020 rover workers take the sweetest scientific selfie

Say "cheese!

NASA / JPL-Caltech

The March 2020 rover is beginning to look like it can attack the red planet. The intrepid vehicle is in the editing phase (you can watch NASA build it live) and the team is justifiably proud of the work. It is not surprising then that NASA workers took a comforting selfie to mark a milestone in the construction process.

The team fixed the remote sensing mast of the rover at the beginning of June. NASA posted a photo of workers in full "rabbit combination" outfit while holding a phone to capture a selfie. The mast gives the rover the appearance of a neck and a head, making this selfie choice all the more adorable.

The mast houses a group of cameras and instruments that the rover will use to investigate Mars. A look at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory live stream clean room shows the rover the size of a car also has its wheels on now.

The rover is expected to be launched in 2020 and reach the red planet in early 2021. March 2020 will be the first mission to collect rock and soil samples and store them for later recovery. These samples could one day be returned to Earth.

We can also expect the rover to send us selfies, something NASA's current Curiosity rover does not with regularity. March 2020 just starts training early by taking the pose.

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