NASA shows 1.8 billion pixel Martian panorama

Posted on Thursday, March 05 2020 @ 10:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Curiosity mars rover has captured a 1.8 billion pixel panorama of "Glen Torridon," a region on the side of Mount Sharp on Mars. NASA uploaded a video clip with some commentary on YouTube. This is a work of over 1,000 photos shot over several days, and composed over several months.
This panorama showcases "Glen Torridon," a region on the side of Mount Sharp that Curiosity is exploring. The panorama was taken between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019, when the Curiosity team was out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the rover would be sitting still with few other tasks to do while it waited for the team to return and provide its next commands, the rover had a rare chance to image its surroundings several days in a row without moving.

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