Mars panorama for the first time appears in extremely high resolution image

NASA's Curiosity self-driving vehicle has captured unprecedented sharp images of the Red Planet.

A team of experts in charge of self-driving cars Curiosity of NASA has just published a panoramic image of 1.8 billion pixels (pixels) capture the place Glen Torridon. This is the Sharp ridge (5.5 km high) that the car is currently surveyed.

Picture 1 of Mars panorama for the first time appears in extremely high resolution image
A portion of the 1.8 billion-pixel panoramic image that NASA's Curiosity self-driving vehicle has taken on Mars from November 24 to December 1, 2019.

This photo was composed of more than 1,000 photos that Curiosity took from November 24 to December 1, 2019 while the team of experts took a break from work to welcome Thanksgiving.

Curwinity scientist Ashwin Vasavada said: 'While many members of the group were at home enjoying the roast chicken, Curiosity had an eye-catching feast. This is the first time since the implementation of this project, we focus on operating the camera to take a 360-degree panoramic photo '.

Curiosity takes odd photos using a telephoto lens mounted on the car's Mastcam camera . The controller has pre-programmed the photography, then the car driver takes these photos daily from noon to 2 pm Mars time to ensure compatible lighting conditions.

The second panoramic photo the team published was also a shot of the Glen Torridon region. This image, taken with Mastcam's medium-angle lens, is lower in resolution than the first, 'only' 650 million pixels.

Picture 2 of Mars panorama for the first time appears in extremely high resolution image
The second picture has 650 million pixels, better capturing the body of the self-propelled vehicle.

The images illustrated in this article do not fully reflect the level of detail that experts publish. You can view the original image here.

The Curiosity self-propelled vehicle landed on Mars' 154 km wide Gale impact pit in August 2012. The total value of this project is US $ 2.5 billion, which is responsible for investigating and investigating whether this area previously had conditions for microbial life. A car the size of a small car soon found compelling evidence that the Gale crater had a stream of rivers that could have been inhabited in ancient times.

In September 2014, Curiosity arrived at the foot of Sharp Mountain, a mountain in the middle of the Gale pit. Since then, this nuclear-powered vehicle has traveled the foothills, learning about the rock here to learn about the ancient transformation of Mars from a fairly warm and humid place into a cold desert like today.

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