[TTJDeals] The Ultra-Premium Mac Bundle
In a news briefing on August 9, Thursday, NASA released Curiosity's first color panorama view - one in color and one in black-n-white.

Your take on Getting a SmartWatch?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...Loading...

The NASA’s Mars Rover, Curiosity, has successfully touched down on Mars on Sunday (Aug. 5 PDT), and has already sent back black-and-white and color images of the Martian landscape and a self-portrait to the Earth. Curiosity has captured a magnificent ‘postcard’ from the Red Planet — a 360 degree color view that offers a glimpse of the rover’s colorful and diverse surroundings. In a news briefing on August 9, Thursday, NASA released Curiosity’s first color panorama view – one in color and one in black-n-white.


Panorama View of Mars

This is the first 360 degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. This images were taken on late August 8 PDT (Aug. 9 EDT) in the late Martian afternoon. The color panorama is made up of 130 low-resolution (144 x 144 pixels each) thumbnail images taken by the 34 millimeter Mast Camera of Curiosity. In fact, Curiosity’s panoramic photo is just the beginning of the rover’s visual documentation of Mars.

1
2
3
4
5
6

NASA has also released a black-n-white panoramic view of Curiosity, standing on the Martian ground. Eight shots were used to create the panoramic picture using the rover’s twin navigation cameras (Navcam) which are used to capture 3D images. The panoramic view shows Curiosity’s own shadow reflected on the Martian surface, with a dark band of rocks in the distance. Grey-coloured dust streaks can be seen in the foreground of the shot from where the rocket engines of the rover’s descent apparatus impacted the ground during landing.

Dawn Sumner, a NASA scientist working on the Mars mission, at a news conference on Thursday said, “You see these beautiful layered knolls, those knolls are recording the history of Gale crater.”

Scientists have become excited by seeing these panoramic scenes and started taking a closer look at several splotches in the foreground that appear gray because it revealed two nearby scorch marks in the Martian surface. The marks were created by the rocket-powered sky crane that lowered Curiosity to the Gale Crater floor.

Source : JPL (NASA)
Special Thanks To : Daily Mail

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Amazing Music Video Created Entirely In Microsoft Excel

Google Nexus D Concept Image Shows Curved Screen
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On August 11, 2012(2 years, 7 months ago.)

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Disqus Comments ...
Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Our today’s tutorial is about how to change Font on Android.
Here is the tutorial about how to setup MMS on Android device.
In this tutorial I will show you how to enable Instant Upload inside your Google+ app on Android, so that you can sync your photos and videos with Google+ instantly.
Here is another tutorial for the Android lovers. I will show you how to change keyboard on Android.
Here is our new android tutorial on how to change the default launcher on Android.
Here is the tutorial about how to setup Internet settings on Android device.
Today, We are going to show you a tutorial on how to disable Geotagging on Android.
here is our new Android tutorial on how to change default music player on android
The tutorial will help you to add multiple Google Account on your Android device.
Here we will show how you could Jailbreak Any iPhone Or iPad On Latest Firmware iOS 8.1.2. Keep reading.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook