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Billion-Pixel View of Mars Snapped By Curiosity 32

Posted by Soulskill
from the see-any-good-landing-spots? dept.
astroengine writes "If you were in any doubt as to Curiosity's photography prowess, this panorama of Gale Crater should allay your concerns. In this billion-pixel photo from Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory snapped nearly 900 separate images that were then stitched together to create a wonderful high-definition view from the robot's mast-mounted cameras. 'It gives a sense of place and really shows off the cameras' capabilities,' said Bob Deen of the Multi-Mission Image Processing Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., who assembled the scene. 'You can see the context and also zoom in to see very fine details.'"
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Billion-Pixel View of Mars Snapped By Curiosity

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  • Does anyone know if they are actually going to bring the rover up the mountain or just put-put around the base?
  • the pattern of dots at x:15130, y:2472 ?
  • by Greyfox (87712)
    Odd. I thought I'd react with more excitement to decent photos from another world. For some reason there's really not a lot of sense of wonder there. Maybe if that other world were a somewhat more interesting tourist destination...
  • Does this photo have another angle on the Mars lizard [huffingtonpost.co.uk] ?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Can we take a moment to talk about that rectangle? And another moment to jaw drop in awe at more Mars photos? Just think about it, that's frakin' Mars!!

  • You'll be installing Microsoft Silverlight

    Your Jedi mind-tricks don't work on me.

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