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NASA showed a high-quality panorama of the Martian surface (3 photos)


The study of the surface of Mars is one ofpriority tasks of modern science, in connection with the expected beginning of the colonization of the planet. NASA engineers demonstrated the most detailed and high-quality panorama of the surface of the red planet, made up of photographs of the Curiosity rover.


Panorama shows the area on the side of a mountainSharpe, studied by Curiosity. Shooting at the end of 2019 allowed the integration of over 1000 photos to create a panorama of 1.8 billion pixels. Pictures were taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) rover. The survey took about 6.5 hours, over 4 days.


Along with a panorama of 1.8 billion pixels, the agencyNASA unveiled a snapshot of a 650-megapixel panorama, where part of the Curiosity device hit the camera lens, where you can notice the damaged wheels of the rover.

Curiosity's journey to Mars begins on November 262011, and landing on the planet on August 6, 2012 ode. The device has a mass of 899 kg (the equivalent of 340 kg on Mars) and has become the heaviest of the devices launched to study other planets.

The complete collection of photos on the planet of interest can be found here.: photojournal