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Billion-Pixel View of Mars Snapped By Curiosity 32

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 [] ?

  • 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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