NASA's Mars Exploration Program (source images: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Sol 2: First panorama of Mars
The images for panorama obtained by the rover's 37-millimeter Navigation Camera (Navcam). The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 39 images taken on Sol 2 (August 8, 2012).
The plan for today includes deploying the remote sensing mast, obviously an important activity, as we cannot use the mast cameras and ChemCam instrument until the mast is deployed. Once the mast has been deployed, the navigation cameras will take a full, 360-degree panorama of the terrain around us and another panorama of the rover deck. Based on the hazard avoidance camera images received so far, the Navcam panorama should be spectacular!
USGS Scientist Other panoramas of Mars by Curiosity rover:
Written by Ken Herkenhoff
Other panoramas of Mars by Curiosity rover:
The planet Earth has proven to be too limiting for our awesome community of panorama photographers. We're getting an increasing number of submissions that depict locations either not on Earth (like Mars, the Moon, and Outer Space in general) or do not realistically represent a geographic location on Earth (either because they have too many special effects or are computer generated) and hence don't strictly qualify for our Panoramic World project.But many of these panoramas are extremely beautiful or popular of both.So, in order to accommodate our esteemed photographers and the huge audience that they attract to 360Cities with their panoramas, we've created a new section (we call it an "area") called "Out of this World" for panoramas like these.Don't let the fact that these panoramas are being placed at the Earth's South Pole fool you - we had to put them somewhere in order not to interfere with our Panoramic World.Welcome aboard on a journey "Out of this World".