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Thread: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

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    Default Curiosity provides Panorama View!



    This panoramic image that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took from a mountainside ridge provides a view of key sites visited since the rover's 2012 landing: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/vis...journey-so-far.

    - "The view from "Vera Rubin Ridge" on the north flank of Mount Sharp encompasses much of the 11-mile (18-kilometer) route the rover has driven from its 2012 landing site, all inside Gale Crater.

    - "One hill on the northern horizon is about 50 miles (about 85 kilometers) away, well outside of the crater, though most of the scene's horizon is the crater's northern rim, roughly one-third that distance away and 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) above the rover."

    Well worth watching the video!

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    Default Re: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

    That's an amazing piece of video. Thanks for posting, Dave.
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    Default Re: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

    Amazing. Thanks for the link, Dave.

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    Default Re: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

    Thanks for sharing the link! Fascinating!
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    Default Re: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

    Cool link! Thanks.
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    Default Re: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

    Found this link while doing some research on Mars/Curiosity for a Culpeper Astronomy Club presentation: Curiosity's 10 best images of Mars in 2015 | Science Wire | EarthSky.

    Especially like the images: "Sunset on Mars" and "A Solar Eclipse from Mars"

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    Default Re: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

    This is an outstanding thread, Dave. Thank you. These images are amazing. The second reference with the top 10 made me feel like I'd like to go there and hike around. :-)
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    Default Re: Curiosity provides Panorama View!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleheaf View Post
    This is an outstanding thread, Dave. Thank you. These images are amazing. The second reference with the top 10 made me feel like I'd like to go there and hike around. :-)
    I know what you mean, Mark. When I did the presentation on Mars I had lots of images from the various Mars Missions and at times it was somewhat like giving a guided tour of the Western United States!

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