Curiosity Rover Captures High-Resolution Panorama Of Mars

By: | March 13th, 2020

( NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/YouTube)

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been providing us astonishing photos of Mars since it landed in 2012. Recently Curiosity team has released sharpest-ever view of the Red Planet. 

 Its latest image is a highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface.
Panorama is stitched together using more than a thousand photos. The panorama features a Glen Torridon, an area of Mars that rover is currently exploring near a mountain called Mount Sharp.
For clicking the high-resolution image, Curiosity used the telephoto lens on its Mast Camera. 1.8 billion pixel panorama gave us the sharpest-ever view of the Red Planet.  
It required more than 6 1/2 hours over the four days for Curiosity to capture the individual shots. These images were taken during the 2019 Thanksgiving holidays, when the rover team was taking a break.

Curiosity project scientist Ashwin Vasavada, said, “While many on our team were at home enjoying turkey, Curiosity produced this feast for the eyes,”
“This is the first time during the mission we’ve dedicated our operations to a stereo 360-degree panorama,”

To get the full experience of the panorama, check out the originals via JPL here.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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