Explore Mars With The Latest Interactive Panorama From Curiosity Rover

Thursday, 01 May 2014 - 1:05PM
Thursday, 01 May 2014 - 1:05PM
Explore Mars With The Latest Interactive Panorama From Curiosity Rover

NASA's Curiosity Rover is looking every bit the intrepid explorer in this latest interactive panorama from the surface of Mars. Covered in dust and looking thoughtfully down at its surroundings, Curiosity took this 360 view on April 27th, just as the rover was investigating a rock named Windjana.

 

Windjana has been selected as the rover's next candidate for rock drilling, and Curiosity has already carried out a few preparatory processes ahead of it's surgical sampling of the rock's interior. It is hoped that samples taken from the drilling will help expand our knowledge of the area which researchers propose was once covered in liquid water.

 

While you explore the beautiful hi-res panorama, keep in the back of your mind that it is actually constructed from 138 images that were painstakingly sewn together by panorama expert Andrew Bodrov.

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