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Mars panoramas

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Greeley Haven“, Mars (2012).

This is the latest panorama released by NASA July 2012. It was assembled from 817 images taken between Dec. 21, 2011, and May 8, 2012, while Opportunity was stationed on an outcrop informally named “Greeley Haven”, on a segment of the rim of ancient Endeavour Crater.

Probably the only time panoramas from another planet will be featured here, these have been around for a while but they’ve only impinged on the wider internet consciousness this week thanks to the arrival on Mars of the Curiosity Rover. Particularly impressive if you’re fortunate enough to have a large monitor. I’m looking forward now to seeing what panoramic images NASA’s new explorer delivers.

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Eagle Crater, Mars (2004).

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Larry’s Lookout“, Mars (2005).

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Independence“, Mars (2005).

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Everest“, Mars (2005).

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The panoramas archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
A Trip to Mars
Signals from Mars

 


 

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4 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Stephen

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    Thanks, John. Thanks.

    If I hear another dullard over here comment that they think we could have spent this money more wisely I’m going to find me a light saber and start hacking away. How do you explain awe and wonder to those who have none? How can the idea of searching for life elsewhere and exploring a new world not quicken one’s pulse?

    I don’t understand.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    I’ve never had any patience with people who argue space exploration is a waste. There’s always money for trillion-dollar wars, however pointless, but we seldom hear the same complaints about America’s vast military expenditure.

  3. #3 posted by Michal

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    I found an Alien in the Eagle crate, something like as a snail or skull . See please the detailed image http://volny.cz/frohm/mars_scool.jpg
    Michal

  4. #4 posted by John

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    That crater is full of unusual rock formations which people have been speculating about for years:

    http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~weinberg/mars/

    http://marsfossil.home.netcom.com/

 


 

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