Mars Curiosity pictures: Nasa rover’s incredible colour panorama | Mail Online

Mars Curiosity pictures: Nasa rover’s incredible colour panorama | Mail Online.

This is absolutely breathtaking images from Mars.

First colour landscape photograph sent from the $2.5 billion rover
Reveals blast marks on surface caused by Curiosity’s landing rockets
Rover has also sent back its first ‘self portrait’ as scientists test its instruments

Exciting images from NASA’s Curiosity rover show exactly what your eyes would see if you were standing on the surface of Mars on a late afternoon day. The excellent panoramic image is the first colour landscape photograph provided from the $2.5 billion Martian rover and was taken with the probe’s MastCams which extend above the the spacecraft.The panoramic mosaic, comprising 130 separate images that Curiosity captured with its newly activated navigation cameras, shows a rust-colored, pebble-strewn expanse stretching to a wall of the crater’s rim in one direction and a tall mound of layered rock in another.

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