17
Sep 2012

The next best thing

POSTED BY: ADI
 

In recent days, Curiosity has been busy with self-inspections and calibration of its instrument suite. It has clocked about 150 meters and continues to work in good health.

You might have already seen some photos of the red planet from this or past missions but prepare to be amazed by this impressive panorama.

The Mars Science Laboratory might only sport a 2 Mega Pixel camera (so that it can send it photos in a reasonable time frame back to Earth), but thanks to the clever people at NASA and photographers like  Andrew Bodrov, we can get a taste for what it might be like to stand on Mars and look around.

Interactive Mars Panorama

360-degree Mars panorama

Access this link on your computer or mobile device (iPad works really well!)

Wanna build your own Mars Science Laboratory? Now you can, with these step by step instructions and it won’t cost $2.5 Billion ;-)

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