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Curiosity 360

Curiosity 360

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Saturday, December 1, 2018/Categories: natural history, video, space science, art and design, environment, adventure

                                Curiosity Rover, Gale Crater Mars (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

The Curiosity rover captured a series of photographs to survey its location on Vera Rubin Ridge in Gale Crater on Mars. Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory stitched the images together creating a 360 degree panorama of the rover's location. According to the JPL, the panorama shows the Martian skies darkened by a global dust storm and a view from the mast camera on the rover itself.

Holding your cursor, move right or left or up and down to experience the virtual reality of being on Mars yourself.

 

Curiosity is steadily moving up Mount Sharp inside Gale Crater studying the ancient history of Mars when liquid water flowed over parts of the planet. The rover was recently joined by the successful landing of NASA's InSight which will drill into the Martian surface to gain a better understanding of the ancient history and present state of Mars underground.

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