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Nasa Release Stunning Image Of Mars (PICTURE)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 9, 2012


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Is this the clearest image of Mars yet?

This panoramic photo of the red planet combines 817 images taken by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, taken over the months between December 2011 and May 2012.

According to Pancam’s lead scientist Jim Bell of Arizona State University the image provides “geologic context” for the team’s exploration of Mars.

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A close up of the panoramic photo


“The view provides rich geologic context for the detailed chemical and mineral work that the team did at Greeley Haven over the rover’s fifth Martian winter, as well as a spectacularly detailed view of the largest impact crater that we’ve driven to yet with either rover over the course of the mission,” he said in a statement.

NASA said: “This scene recorded from the mast-mounted color camera includes the rover’s own solar arrays and deck in the foreground, providing a sense of sitting on top of the rover and taking in the view. Its release this week coincides with two milestones: Opportunity completing its 3,000th Martian day on July 2, and NASA continuing past 15 years of robotic presence at Mars. Mars Pathfinder landed July 4, 1997. NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor orbiter reached the planet while Pathfinder was still active, and Global Surveyor overlapped the active missions of the Mars Odyssey orbiter and Opportunity, both still in service.”

@HP

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