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

by Nancy Atkinson on June 27, 2014

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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”:

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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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Aqua4U June 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM

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…

eSpace June 27, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Excellent panorama! Thank you, Nancy!

steveintucsonaz June 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM

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

UFOsMOTHER June 28, 2014 at 7:50 AM

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…

ChaosPixel June 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM

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 June 30, 2014 at 12:02 AM

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

Gozlemci June 29, 2014 at 11:57 AM

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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