Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover (Hi-Res Photo)

Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover
 
June 19, 2013

Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover This is a reduced version of panorama from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity with 1.3 billion pixels in the full-resolution version. It shows Curiosity at the “Rocknest” site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand. Curiosity used three cameras to take the component images on several different days between Oct. 5 and Nov. 16, 2012. Viewers can explore this image with pan and zoom controls at http://mars.nasa.gov/bp1/. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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PASADENA, Calif. – A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great detail. Continue reading