A reduced version of the Curiosity panorama (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS )
Curiosity's Mastcam, which was used to take most of the images (Image: NASA)
Diagram of Curiosity (Image: NASA)
The 1.3 gigapixel panorama made of over 800 individual images (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS )
On Wednesday, NASA unveiled a rather large postcard sent back from Mars by the Curiosity rover. It’s in the form a panoramic image packing more than one billion pixels that was stitched together from 896 images. NASA sees the gigapixel image as a way for “armchair explorers” to take a close-up look at the Red Planet by means of an interactive webpage.
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