Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover
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Panoramic photo by bodrov PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 23:34, 17/08/2012 - Views loading...

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Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover

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NASA's Mars Exploration Program (source images: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)

With its rover named Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet's "habitability."

This panorama was released 23.08.2012 and updated 30.08.2012

I have enhanced colors to be corresponded with colors used by NASA:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia16105.html

This is very hi-resolution panorama 30000x15000 pixels. I used to stitch it 138 source images (1200x1200px) from the 34-millimeter Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover.

  • amma 2 months ago
    How nice from NASA to make up such imagery to show that the huge fund they get does not go to waste XD
  • DT 2 months ago
    Google street view on Mars. Love it!
  • Lahiru Prabath about 1 year ago
    i believe ,something are there and living in Mars. becuase we have seen in these images even rocks,sand,stones etc. but still, may be have lives under the ground of mars.
  • Joseph Vignolo about 1 year ago
    The early space program, the moon landings and the program to explore the planets are a good example of what happens when government (NASA) and industry work together for a common goal. The government has a lot of faults, but not everything they do is wrong.
  • Joseph Vignolo about 1 year ago
    You take a bunch of pictures of every part of yourself from different angles and then you load all of them into a computer. Then you have the computer create an image of your complete self in 3D. Then you ask the computer to show you a view of yourself from a distance. It's very easy.
  • hosain about 1 year ago
    الله اکبر
  • Mario Montoya about 1 year ago
    That fake pictures!! Tell me how could you take a picture of yourself the curiosity????, see it!
  • Mario Montoya about 1 year ago
    Que falsas las imagenes!!!! diganme como pudo sacar la foto de si mismo el curiosity????, veanlo!
  • david about 1 year ago
    wow ahy objetos raros y rastros
  • jens sudip nandi about 1 year ago
    plainly flabbergasted by the amazing clarity and detailledness. i feel very thankful that we have the technology and also the engagement of fellow humans to share these wonderful results with everybody
  • Valentin Ruban about 1 year ago
    Live and believe - it is wonderful! We have before us an unprecedented way. Claim astronauts and dreamers That Mars will be apple blossom! Well, when you and I friends, The whole world to drive and pass. Stars will meet the burgeoning Earth, And Mars will be apple blossom! I made ​​friends with the stars the future! Do not worry about me and do not be sad. Leaving this Earth, we are promised, That Mars will be apple blossom!
  • ladysue about 1 year ago
    Makes one appreciate the diversity and lushness of Earth even more.
  • Joseph Vignolo about 1 year ago
    When I was a little boy back in the 1950's I remember being terrified that Martians were going to come down to the Earth and invade. I used to stay up all night worrying about it. Well now it looks like we've invaded Mars first and there doesn't seem to be anything up there to be afraid of. Now I often laugh at myself for being so afraid back then. It goes to prove that knowledge is power and having the facts does away with irrational fear.
  • Vasile Sirbu about 1 year ago
    Great work. It is absolutely amazing. Some 20-30 years ago noone could even dream of 360 degree photos of Mars accessible from at home.
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