Panorama of Mars

NASA have put together a cool panorama of Mars from the rover Curiosity, that has been there rolling around trhere for five years.

Washington Post:

After nearly 2,000 Martian days — after crossing an ancient lake bed and weaving past sand dunes on a planet of bluetinged sunsets and small, lumpy moons — the Mars rover Curiosity turned around to look back on its years-long journey.

This week, NASA released a composite photo of what Curiosity saw in October, and if the rover could breathe, it might gasp.

In one image was its whole story: from the lower slopes of Mount Sharp, where it sat holding its camera, to the spot in the crater floor 11 miles distant, where it had touched down five years earlier to great celebration on Earth.

Curiosity has brought Mars to life for the public. The soil data it’s collected suggest Mars was once a beautiful planet of rivers and lakes. But the rover’s many postcards of eclipses, dust devils and shimmering sands showed the world it’s a beautiful place, even now.

There’s a lot of details here Curiosity’s five-year journey across Mars — in one stunning photo.

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5 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  February 4, 2018

    Almost looks like earth.

    Reply
    • They have coloured the rocks to make them look like Earth rocks, but yeah, it looks like it could be somewhere on this planet.

      Reply
  2. Zedd

     /  February 5, 2018

    Cool.. but its not somewhere, Id be wanting to ‘move to.. anytime soon’ 😀

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    • Gezza

       /  February 5, 2018

      Fascinating planet. We know so much more about it thanks to the rovers & orbiters.

      Reply
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