Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New images from Curiosity

by Salman Hameed

Mars is no longer looking like an alien planet. Here is a spectacular image that shows geological layering on Mars. This is the where the rover is eventually headed - the base of Mount Sharp - about 10km away. I don't know about this particular image, but it is possible that the colors may have been scaled here to show the geological layering more clearly. Nevertheless, this is breathtaking!

And here is another image with another camera with slightly less resolution. But you can also get a sense of distance with the annotated picture:


For more images, go the Curiosity website.

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