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Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There

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posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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NASA releases the most spectacular picture of Mars ever taken
Taken from the rover Opportunity the pictures show the terrain where the rover spent the martian winter






From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the ruddy terrain around the outcrop where the long-lived explorer spent its most recent Martian winter.

The pictures mark two milestones: Opportunity completing its 3,000th Martian day on July 2, and NASA continuing past 15 years of robotic presence at Mars on July 4

www.jpl.nasa.gov...
www.dailymail.co.uk...
Nasa's new rover Curiosity lands in August so it should not be long before new material from this is released

Cran




posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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S&F.

Great resolution! I hope they release an approximately natural color image - I prefer those. I know that the false color is more useful for highlighting the differences in material, but all those blue rocks just doesn't look "martian" enough for me. Personal preference...



posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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I can see my house



posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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The part of the alien equipment you can see at the bottom looks like some kind of weird factory lol
nice pic. looks like earth



posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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Awesome photo.

Looks like they were having some fun to!




posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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hahaha yeah i saw that too maybe they found something interesting and had to loop around for another go



posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 06:22 PM
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Awesome Photo
Loop around for another look
Thanks
Or the operators doin Donuts just for fun

Cran



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by phroziac
The part of the alien equipment you can see at the bottom looks like some kind of weird factory lol
nice pic. looks like earth

Yes -- that equipment you see in that image actually IS alien to that planet.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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makes you wonder



love and harmony
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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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So they've finally stopped photoshopping their photos of the Mars atmosphere being "red"... one step at a time







posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Mars atmosphere being "red"... one step at a time


It would seem so

Cran



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by cranspace
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Mars atmosphere being "red"... one step at a time


It would seem so

Cran


The image is in false color, as the article states:


It is presented in false color to emphasize differences between materials in the scene.


Not sure why they would think we would prefer false color images. I would like to see how it would look to human eyes myself


You can find more awesome panoramas going back to 2004 here:

Spirit: marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...
Opportunity: marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:05 AM
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I was thinking about this the other day, maybe someone with a little expertise could enlighten me.

When that rover's solar panels get too covered with dust/grime will it cease to work? In other words, without anyone/anything to clean off it's energy source, will it stop being able to power itself?

I just noticed how dirty it's panels were getting when looking at APOD's photo of the rover and was curious as to what would happen to this expensive equipment wihtout proper maintenance.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 06:47 AM
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When that rover's solar panels get too covered with dust/grime will it cease to work?


The more dust, the less effective the solar panels are. The only way to clean them off is to wait for some wind to blow off some of the dust. The Spirit rover got stuck and could not point it's solar panels to the sun during the martian winter and lost all power. Opportunity should keep on rocking until a mechanical failure or it too gets stuck.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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Found a full 360 Mars interactive panorama here - www.panoramas.dk...



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