The first panoramic picture of Mars in color has been released, and while residents of Arizona and Nevada may wonder what the big deal is, it should be comforting that our first up-close-and-personal view of another planet is so much like home.
According to NASA’s website:
This color panorama shows a 360-degree view of the landing site of NASA’s Curiosity rover, including the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover. That part of Mount Sharp is approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) away from the rover…
…Scientists enhanced the color in one version to show the Martian scene as it would appear under the lighting conditions we have on Earth, which helps in analyzing the terrain…
You can view the entire shot here.
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