NASA unveils high resolution photo of mars taken by the curiosity rover
 

NASA unveils high resolution photo of mars taken by the curiosity rover

NASA’s curiosity rover has captured the highest-resolution panorama ever of its homeland mars. taken between november 24 and december 1st, 2019, the version without the rover contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels, while the photo version with the visible rover contains nearly 650 million pixels. both versions are composed of more than 1,000 images that were carefully assembled over the following months.

NASA unveils high resolution photo of mars taken by the curiosity rover
all images courtesy of NASA, see the high-resolution files here

 

 

NASA’s curiosity rover is equipped with a mast camera or mast cam, that used its telephoto lens to capture the panorama and relied on its medium-angle lens to produce a lower-resolution panorama that includes the rover’s deck and robotic arm. malin space science systems in san diego built and operates mastcam. a division of caltech, NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory manages the mars science laboratory mission for the agency’s science mission directorate in washington and built the curiosity rover.

NASA unveils high resolution photo of mars taken by the curiosity rover

 

 

‘while many on our team were at home enjoying turkey, curiosity produced this feast for the eyes,’ comments curiosity project scientist ashwin vasavada, of NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory (JPL) in pasadena, california. ‘this is the first time during the mission we’ve dedicated our operations to a stereo 360-degree panorama,’

NASA unveils high resolution photo of mars taken by the curiosity rover

 

 

image details:

 

mission: mars science laboratory (MSL)

target: mars

spacecraft: curiosity

instrument: mastcam

image credit: nasa/jpl-caltech/msss

  • Looks like Burning Man 2020!!

    MoxieCali
  • The horizon is not pixalated – that is a huge Lego spacecraft hovering over Curiosity!

    Dirk
  • Man get my Husky 701, a go pro and I up there and I’ll make you a video!!!!!
    (And a few compressed air bottles hooked to the air intake)

    Speedy McJesus
  • Why is the horizon pixelated? Hiding the real sky, maybe something flying around? Get for real people!

    Darlene lucas
  • Correction. I meant “etc” and not “etc all “.

    Peter
  • Extraordinary accomplishments.
    But the billions spent exploring Mars, and black holes, et al is desperately needed at home starting with our crumbling infrastructure and embarrassing education system.
    Few of us care if a fossilized worm is discovered on the surface of Mars or a building on the moon’s backside.
    We do care about maintaining our crumbling aging bridges and highways. Our education system needs a complete overall. We need to be #1 in the world and produce students that can actually point out this country on a world map, be able to name the first president of the United States, and understands what Socialism really is!

    Peter

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