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Curiosity Mars Rover Landing Site Panorama by JPL News

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Aug 27, 2012
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This color panorama shows a 360-degree view of the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover, including the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover. That part of Mount Sharp is approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) away from the rover.

The images were obtained by the rover's 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 29,000 pixels across by 7,000 pixels high, includes 130 images taken on Aug. 8 and an additional 10 images taken on Aug. 19. These images were shot before the camera was fully characterized.

Scientists enhanced the color in one version to show the Martian scene as it would appear under the lighting conditions we have on Earth, which helps in analyzing the terrain. A raw version is also available.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

For more images from the Curiosity Mars rover, visit: bit.ly/mslimages Will open in a new tab or window

Gigapan Comments (6)

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  1. akjjjones

    akjjjones (August 29, 2012, 11:33AM )

    Many of the photos that make up this Panorama have a pattern of three horizontal dots. For Example,(black dots, 2ufo, 3ufo, 2ob) they all have the same unchanged pattern. Nothing more than dust/particles on the lens. Nonetheless the photos are amazing.

  2. Showgirl7

    Showgirl7 (August 29, 2012, 09:00AM )

    This is fantastic! This really is truly amazing that we can share what Curiosity is seeing to Earth!


    TT_GOVERNMENT (August 28, 2012, 02:27PM )


  4. ToddCriste

    ToddCriste (August 28, 2012, 01:03PM )

    Attn NASA: Please look at this clear snapshot of unnatural rocks that are close to Curiosity. "http://gigapan.com/gigapans/1 13071/snapshots/292374"; The larger rock to the left looks like if may have been shaped and cut. To the right is TWO rocks that appear to be Pentagonal in shape. The one towards the middle appears to be vertical and has a circular hole/depression in it!

  5. Tribe811

    Tribe811 (August 28, 2012, 12:13AM )

    cant wait to see more

  6. cydoniashop.eu

    cydoniashop.eu (August 27, 2012, 09:41PM )

    amazing wonderfulllllll! :)

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