Wednesday, February 23, 2022

New Views from NASA's Mars Rovers | JPL

New Views from NASA's Mars Rovers | JPL

Image 1 (top)
Curiosity mastcam R sol 3386 demosaicing

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Processing: Elisabetta Bonora & Marco Faccin
Release Date: February 23, 2022

Image 2
Mars2020 (Perseverance) - Sol 359 - Mastcam-Z 
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/Kevin M. Gill
Release Date: February 22, 2022

Image 3
MSL (Curiosity) - Sol 3390 - MastCam
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
Release Date: February 19, 2022

Image 4
MSL (Curiosity) - Sol 3386 - MastCam
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
"Cropped and processed to brighten the darks to have a look into this dark overhang."
Release Date: February 20, 2022

Image 5
MSL (Curiosity) - Sol 3356 - MastCam
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
Release Date: January 15, 2022

Image 6 (bottom, last image)
Curiosity's View From the Top of the 'Greenheugh Pediment'
​Stitched together from 28 images, this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was captured on April 9, 2020, the 2,729th Martian day, or sol, of the mission after the rover ascended a steep slope, part of a geologic feature called "Greenheugh Pediment." In the foreground is the crusty sandstone cap that stretches the length of the pediment, forming an overhanging ledge in some parts. At center is the "clay-bearing unit," a region with a unique story to tell about the history of water on Mount Sharp, the 3-mile-tall (5-kilometer-tall) mountain Curiosity has been ascending since 2014. In the distance at the top of the image is the floor of Gale Crater, which is 96 miles (154 kilometers) wide.

The rover's Mast Camera, or Mastcam, provided the panorama. Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam. A division of Caltech, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California built the Curiosity rover and manages the Mars Science Laboratory mission for the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

The panorama has been white-balanced so that the colors of the rock materials resemble how they would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover landed February 18, 2021 in Jezero Crater on Mars.
The Curiosity Rover landed in Mars' Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.

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