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1.8Billion Pixel Panorama
Hugh Bollinger

1.8Billion Pixel Panorama

Gale crater mega-panorama, 11-24 to 12-1-2019 (credit: JPL)

The Curiosity rover continues its Mars explorations of Gale Crater and Mount Sharp. According to NASA, the rover captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface. One version contains nearly 1.8 billion pixels of visual data. Both versions are composed of more than 1,000 images that were carefully assembled over several months and released by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory this year. The rover's camera, or Mastcam, used its telephoto lens to produce the panorama.


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