The entire selfie is a 360-degree panorama stitched together from 86 images relayed to Earth.
That world occurs to be Mars, and "the highest" is a perch on a sloping rock layer referred to as Greenheugh Pediment.
Along with capturing an image before its steepest ascent ever, the robotic explorer filmed its "selfie stick", or robotic arm, in action.
The footage has been sped-up by 130x so you can imagine just how long it would've taken to get that flawless selfie. The selfie captures the rover about 11 feet (3.4 meters) below the point where it climbed onto the crumbling pediment.More news: 2020 iPad Pro gets benchmarked
NASA's Curiosity rover was able to set a new record during its Mars mission by being able to climb the steepest slope it has ever reached.
Curiosity stopped to take some pictures on February 26, shortly before concluding the historic climb.
Anotated version of the Curiosity Selfie.
Curiosity landed inside Mars' 96-mile-wide (154 km) Gale Crater in August 2012, on a $2.5 billion mission to determine if the area could ever have supported microbial life.
After completing its objective, Curiosity took a photo of itself using its Mars Hand Lens Camera (MAHLI), which is installed at the end of its robotic arm.More news: Mobile operators send coronavirus messages to everyone in the UK
The reason for so many images is that, MAHLI only captures a small area in one shot as its main goal is to provide close-up view of sand grains and rock textures, acting like a magnifying glass.
By rotating the turret to face the rover, the team can use MAHLI to show Curiosity. Since every MAHLI image covers only a small area, it requires many images to fully capture the traveler and his surroundings.
"We get asked so often how Curiosity takes a selfie", said Doug Ellison, a Curiosity camera operator at JPL.
For those curious to see how the rover takes selfies, NASA released a video showing the process from the rover's point of view.More news: New Yorkers who leave should self-isolate for 14 days: White House