NASA on Wednesday released a spectacular panorama of Mars, made from more than 1,000 images taken by the Curiosity rover in late 2019, reaching 1.8 billion pixels,media CNET reported. Just like mars you’ve never seen before. This is the highest resolution photograph taken by the space agency of the desolate landscape of Mars.
This composite image shows a panoramic view of the Glen Torridon region in the Gail crater on Mars. NASA provides the entire 2.25 GB image file for people to download, but people can also zoom in on the landscape in a browser. NASA is not only content to create a spectacular panorama, but has also created another smaller version that shows more of the rover.
NASA’s video points to some of the highlights that can be found in the images, including the edge of the crater, the smaller impact crater inside the Gale crater, and the wheel track left by the rover.
This is a challenging feat. Curiosity captured the images for four consecutive days during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. The team must take snapshots at about the same time every day to keep the light consistent.