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First 360-Degree Panorama From Curiosity

Started by lintonius, 08/08/2012 04:01PM
Posted 08/08/2012 04:01PM Opening Post
Remarkable image sets from NASA's Curiosity rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are continuing to develop the story of Curiosity's landing and first days on Mars.

The images from Curiosity's just-activated navigation cameras, or Navcams, include the rover's first self-portrait, looking down at its deck from above. Another Navcam image set, in lower-resolution thumbnails, is the first 360-degree view of Curiosity's new home in Gale Crater. Also downlinked were two, higher-resolution Navcams providing the most detailed depiction to date of the surface adjacent to the rover.

Images, and cont'd text here...
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-235
Some pretty cool pics! grin
Linton