Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Exploring Mars by Starlight

NASA's Curiosity rover has been on Mars for over 5 years. During this time Curiosity has captured a number of interactive 360 degree panoramas of the Martian landscape. You can explore a number of these Mars panoramas at 360cities.

If you open any of these panoramas you can navigate around the image just as you would in Google Maps Street View. You can even click on the arrows to move to another panorama taken at another location on Mars. If you have a virtual reality headset you can even view a panorama in VR.

The screenshot above comes from a 360 degree panorama captured at a patch of flat outcrop called 'John Klein', which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by Curiosity. Information about the location of each panorama is available below the image.

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