Incredible Mars Panorama Video Courtesy of NASA’s ‘Curiosity’
Consisting of 16 separate images, the impressive vista was captured using the rover’s wide-angle lens.
The images were taken from the top of Vera Rubin Ridge at an elevation of 1,073ft.
“The component images were taken on Oct. 25, 2017, during the 1,856th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars,” NASA wrote. “At that point, Curiosity had gained 1,073 feet (327 meters) in elevation and driven 10.95 miles (17.63 kilometers) from its landing site.”
“Mount Sharp stands about 3 miles (5 kilometers) high in the middle of Gale Crater, which spans 96 miles (154 kilometers) in diameter. Vera Rubin Ridge is on the northwestern flank of lower Mount Sharp. The foreground of this panorama shows portions of lower Mount Sharp.”
Annotations showing Curiosity’s path across Gale Crater can also be viewed in the video below.