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NASA Release Stunning Panoramic image of Curiosity's View from Vera Rubin Ridge

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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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The panoramic image shows Curiosity's View across Gale crater as it continues its climb up Mount Sharp and what a view it is.


"Even though Curiosity has been steadily climbing for five years, this is the first time we could look back and see the whole mission laid out below us," said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. "From our perch on Vera Rubin Ridge, the vast plains of the crater floor stretch out to the spectacular mountain range that forms the northern rim of Gale Crater." The rover photographed the scene shortly before northern Mars' winter solstice, a season of clear skies, gaining a sharp view of distant details.
mars.nasa.gov...


The image is available for download Here with the jpeg weighing in at 7.57 MB and the recommended tiff version at 30.4 MB.

Kick back and admire the view.

edit on 31-1-2018 by gortex because: spelll




posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 02:13 PM
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Always a favorite.... love space.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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I love Iceland!



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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bummer no sphinx



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
The panoramic image shows Curiosity's View across Gale crater as it continues its climb up Mount Sharp and what a v
Kick back and admire the view.


I was remarking to myself about the colours...then I saw the message at the end.
When I was a kid, the conventional thinking was that we were alone, while I thought different, as in a universal way, but when you see an image like that, the idea of being alone in the Universe, is totally inconceivable, and perhaps a deal closer than you might have thought.
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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 03:30 PM
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Kick back and admire the view.

best view I had all day.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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Mount Sharp is like 5.5 kilometers (18000ft) high

I can't imagine the rover will drive all to the top right ?



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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Why do the pictures always have to be color adjusted and tampered with. Just show it the way it looks.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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It's all very Earthy looking to me .



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: Mark08
Why do the pictures always have to be color adjusted and tampered with. Just show it the way it looks.


They know it will annoy people that don't have a grasp of photography or digital imaging go learn about it.




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