NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover shares epic travel panorama

The Mars Curiosity rover recently had the opportunity to pause for a moment and look back over its life’s work.

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover shares epic travel panorama

Curiosity project scientist Ashwin Vasavada says the skies cleared up during the Martian winter, allowing Curiosity to capture some sharp images. You can even see the top of a hill that’s 50 miles (80 kilometers) away outside of the crater.’

Follow Vasavada’s narration of the vista in this NASA video and see a visualization of the rover’s tracks:

The panorama is made up of 16 images from the rover’s mast camera. NASA researchers processed the images to make it appear as it would under daylight conditions on Earth. You can see parts of Mount Sharp, dark dunes, rocky buttes and a now-dry stream bed cutting down the crater’s rim.

The Curiosity rover has come a long way, but there’s still much more to do. NASA says it will soon put the rover’s drill back into operation to acquire fresh powdered rock samples for inspection.

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