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360 Panorama of the "Rocknest" site at Gale Crater, Mars - Taken by NASA/JPL's Mars Science Laboratory Rover "Curiosity". by Ed Truthan

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0.28 Gigapixels
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Oct 28, 2012
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Oct 24, 2012
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Here is the 360 degree view at "Rocknest" in Gale Crater, Mars, stitched together from 270 individual 1200x1200px frames shot between Sols 64 and 72 (October 10th to 24th, 2012) by by the Mastcam 100mm camera aboard NASA/JPL's Mars Science Laboratory rover "Curiosity". The Mars Science Laboratory Project and its Curiosity rover are almost three months into a two-year prime mission to investigate whether conditions may have been favorable for microbial life. For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Will open in a new tab or window , www.nasa.gov/mars Will open in a new tab or window and mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Will open in a new tab or window
Image credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) / Ed Truthan


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  1. Qubit

    Qubit (June 20, 2013, 02:07PM )

    Kudos on this great interactive Mars visit opportunity. Spectacular.

  2. mshellz2u

    mshellz2u (April 28, 2013, 01:55AM )

    Any idea what the scale of these shots are? Looks like rover tracks on the left, and if that is the case, then most of the rocks are actually pebbles? Without a scale there is no way to know how big anything is, or is not? Thanks for sharing this awesome panorama!

  3. impreprex

    impreprex (October 28, 2012, 09:15PM )

    Ed! Thank you so much for doing this! The panorama is absolutely gigantic and magnificent. Much appreciation! - Impreprex from UMSF.com

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