NASA's Curiosity tool continues to capture images from Mars. Curiosity conveyed the highest resolution Mars panorama ever achieved on Mars to the Earth. In the panorama, all details of the Mars surface can be seen in its most detailed form.
NASA continues its work on Mars with the Curiosity tool. Curiosity displays important areas of Mars and collects data. The vehicle took more than 1000 images of the Red Planet between November 24 and December 1, 2019, and combined these images into high-resolution panorama. In the panorama, the dry and dusty surface of Mars looks in all its glory.
Curiosity took photos of the Glen Torridon field in the mountain area of Mars, called Sharp Mountain at the time. Curiosity acquired photos of the Glen Torridon region using a telephoto lens. The photos, consisting of 1.8 billion pixels , provide details of Mars' surface never seen before.
NASA's rover vehicle also received a lower resolution photo in the same area. The photo taken with its mid-angle lens consists of 650 million pixels . In this photo taken by Curiosity, the front part of his arm and body is also visible.
Both shots of Curiosity took about 7 hours. The photos, obtained with a 7-hour study , were used for the first time to obtain a 360 degree Mars panorama. The fact that Curiosity's operation team was on Thanksgiving Holiday enabled the vehicle to have time to get these photos. Since the operations team was on vacation, the vehicle did not have a lot of missions on the task list and could be busy taking photos for a long time.
Curiosity had previously obtained a lower resolution panorama of the Mars surface in the Rocknest region. The lower resolution photos taken in Rocknest were not as detailed as the final panorama. In the intervening time, Curiosity has further improved its photographic skills .
Curiosity landed on the surface of the Red Planet in 2012 to investigate the surface of Mars . The car-size traveling vehicle travels around the Galley Crater, which might have sheltered billions of years ago.
NASA will soon send the Mars 2020 traveler vehicle to Curiosity . Mars 2020 is designed to look for signs of current or past life on Mars.
Video of the panoramas Curiosity acquired on the surface of Mars