The American Space Agency, NASA, released the highest-ever resolution panorama of the Martian surface on Wednesday. The recently released image is the result of more than 1000 images that the rover clicked on Mars. NASA confirmed that these images were taken between the 24th of November to the 1st of December, 2019.
NASA claims that the recently released image is the sharpest-ever photo of the red planet available currently. The panorama has as many as 1.8 billion pixels, which is truly amazing. The official website of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory released the panorama on last Wednesday.
Detailed Analysis of the Image
The note suggests that the recently released photo taken from the Glen Torridon region. During the last leg of the November, the Curiosity rover explored this place, and captured hundreds of images. The panorama is unique, as it captured the image of the Curiosity rover using a separate lens in the rover. Curiosity used the medium-angle lens on its one of the most exceptional Mast Camera to capture these mind blogging photos. The rover took as many as four days to capture these images. For better light availability, Curiosity clicked all these photos between 12 pm to 2 pm.
NASA revealed that the Curiosity rover captured thousands of images during the Thanksgiving holiday period. At that time, most of the scientists were on leave and enjoying themselves with their families. The recent image was the first instance when NASA choose to go with a stereo 3600 panorama.
The official Twitter handle of the Curiosity rover shared the recent image on the 5th of March, 2020. The Twitter handle also posted a video explaining the details of the image. Currently, NASA is preparing for the launch of another rover to the Martian surface in 2020.