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.
- Mars rover Curiosity sends back its first COLOUR picture from the red planet | Mail Online (nadernazemi.com)
- Mars rover Curiosity brings back Nasa’s first 3D images from the Martian surface | Mail Online (nadernazemi.com)
- NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars | Mail Online (nadernazemi.com)
- Mars Curiosity rover beams stunning high definition colour panorama (news.nationalpost.com)
- Curiosity captures colour panorama of Mars – ABC Online (abc.net.au)