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Take a spin around Curiosity Rover's worksite
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 06/20/2013 @ 1:26 am In Diversions,World | No Comments
(Wired) NASA’s Curiosity rover is constantly toiling away to deliver great science from Mars and make amazing new discoveries. Now, the agency has released this interactive 1.3-billion-pixel panorama to transport you right to the rover’s most recent worksite and take a spin around some of its latest experimental investigations. (Go to full screen for best Oh-yeah-I’m-on-Mars feeling)
Curiosity is taking one last look at the minerals and composition of an area nicknamed “Rocknest” before it heads off to the base of Mount Sharp, its distant target. This panorama stitches 850 images taken by the rover’s many cameras between Oct. 5 and Nov. 16 to give you an immersive view of Rocknest. It is similar to a previous 4-billion-pixel panorama put together by amateur image-processor Andrew Bodrov, though it shows a somewhat different area.
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