Many curious members of the human race would one day personally visit Mars the fourth farthest planet from the Sun. Despite the lethal levels of radiation, the almost complete lack of oxygen and extremely low temperatures, Mars was and remains one of the main contenders for the title of most studied man-made object in the Solar system. While earthly minds are trying to come up with the most effective and cheapest way to get to this, though harsh, but extremely interesting world, the Rover “Curiosity” started its work in 2012 and decided to pour some oil on the fire of human curiosity, providing us with a new panorama of the Martian landscape.
Received new photos of Mars
Little Martian world completely covered with rust, is, in fact, the only full-fledged planet of the Solar system, the surface of which constantly travel through the earth’s robots. However, despite all our advances in the field of creating automated workstations, capable of operating without human intervention, we are still powerless in the face of weather conditions that exist today on Mars. Their impact leads to the existence on the red planet those parts of the landscape and watching them was the main purpose of the Rover “Curiosity”, designed by NASA.
In order to make the most detailed images of the surface of the fourth planet in the history of astronomy, the Rover took a powerful on-Board camera successfully fulfilled the dream of every astrophotograph, showing the Martian landscape with a resolution of 1.8 billion pixels. One of sent Rover photo shows the area of Glen Torridon mountains are sharp and the Central part of Gale crater, where Curiosity landed in August 2012, according to the portal newatlas.com. During its work, the Rover drove 19 kilometers, while examining the surrounding area and making lots of pictures, including 360-degree panoramas and a number of selfies.
Because of the relatively large distance that separates the observer from Mars, the image data can reach the us much more slowly than could be desired. So, in order to obtain a single high quality panorama of the planet, scientists were required to unite in one more than 1000 images, which were made by the Rover for four days from noon until two o’clock in the afternoon Martian time. Such a strict condition to be fulfilled in order to ensure that the lighting on all images was the same for convenience of the further installation before sending it to the Ground. It is known that all the pictures were taken with a special lens built into the Rover, while an additional lens device was used to create the panorama at a lower resolution almost 650 million pixels, capturing the deck of the Rover and robotic arm, visible below.