Mar 22, 2021

Mars 360: 1.2 billion pixel panorama of Mars — Sol 3060 (360video 8K)

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1.2 billion pixel panorama of Mars by Curiosity rover at Sol 3060 (March 152021)

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NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Source images credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS Stitching and retouching: Andrew Bodrov / 360pano.eu.

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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Martian Solar Day 3060: The Vastness of Time.

1.2 billion pixel panorama of Mars http://bit.ly/sol3060

NASA’s Curiosity rover captured high-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Sol 3057 (Mar. 12) and Sol 3062 (Mar. 172019). A version without the rover contains 136 images from 34-millimeter Mast Camera; a version with the rover contains 260 images from 100-millimeter telephoto Mast Camera. Both versions are composed of more than 396 images that were carefully stitched.

Humans minds don’t easily comprehend the vast eons of time that separate us from the places we explore in space with robots like Curiosity. Our minds are designed to think in terms of hours, days, seasons, and years, extending up to a duration of our lifetime and perhaps those a few generations before us. When we explore Mars, we’re roving over rocks that formed billions of years ago and many of which have been exposed on the surface for at least tens or hundreds of millions of years. It’s a gap of time that we can understand numerically, but there’s no way to have an innate feel for the incredible ancientness of the planet and Gale Crater.

Today, Curiosity is continuing our drill campaign at Nontron and preparing SAM to study the sample later this week. While that’s ongoing, Mastcam will take a sure-to-be-spectacular 360° mosaic and ChemCam will study the Mont Mercou cliff in front of us (as seen in this Navcam image), including a target called “Font de Gaume.” Font de Gaume cave in France is home to stunning paleolithic cave art of bison, reindeer, and other Ice Age wildlife painted 19–27000 years ago. Even that length of time, at least 15000 years before the pyramids were built in Egypt, is barely 0.0005% of the time back to when Gale Crater formed on Mars.

Scott Guzewich.
Atmospheric Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.
Source images credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Stitching and retouching: Andrew Bodrov / 360pano.eu (http://bit.ly/sol3060)

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