NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover captures a selfie to mark a full Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- spent exploring the Red Planet.  Curiosity Self-Portrait was taken at the  'Windjana' Drilling Site in April and May 2014 using the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the roboic arm.  Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover captures a selfie to mark a full Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- spent exploring the Red Planet. Curiosity Self-Portrait was taken at the 'Windjana' Drilling Site in April and May 2014 using the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the roboic arm. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Zoom Around Curiosity’s View on Mars with a New Interactive Panorama

27 Jun , 2014 by


Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 647 in out-of-this-world

Here’s the latest interactive panorama via panoramacist Andrew Bodrov from imagery taken by the Curiosity Mars at Gale Crater, from Sol 647 (May 1, 2014).

The images for panorama were obtained by the rover’s 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 134 images, all taken on Sol 647.

You can see previous interactive panoramas from Andrew of of Curiosity’s images here.

And in case you missed it, here’s Curiosity’s latest “Selfie”:

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.



7 Responses

  1. Aqua4U says:

    Wowie! This panorama is the next best thing to actually being there! I REALLY like zooming all the way out to take in closer views of the distant mountains. They add a seemingly earthly/familiar scale to the vista…

  2. eSpace says:

    Excellent panorama! Thank you, Nancy!

  3. steveintucsonaz says:

    almost like being there,i live in the desert southwest so the images almost convince me i’m visiting nevada California.who would of guessed that in my lifetime(62 years) i could do such amazing things from a desktop,all i want to do is get my pick and bucket and go rock collecting-great site thanks for sharing

  4. UFOsMOTHER says:

    Fantastic with zoom try looking at the wheels you can really see the damage with holes in the aluminium they must re-engineer these wheels for future missions they are (for sure) the week point on this magnificent machine…

  5. ChaosPixel says:

    Am I the only one wondering where the arm is that takes that selfie? No shadow or indication about an arm going out of the pictuer, you see it’s full body in there.

    • mewo says:

      Because the selfie is actually stitched together from many selfies, they can choose portions of photos that don’t have the arm in them.

  6. Gozlemci says:

    Thanks Nancy; very good and informative image… Mars seems covered with very sharp stone pieces… We would have inspected the Curiosity for free, if we were allowed…!

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