Archive for the ‘Panoramas’ Category

360Cities PRO member  has just published another stunning panorama stitched from images taken by the Curiosity Rover on Mars. The rover has been enjoying digging into the Mars surface and has collected some samples of the Martian rocks.  Sometimes, 360Cities photographers are out of this world!

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) 

Curiosity Rover’s Self Portrait at “John Klein” Drilling Site

 


Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 177

Andrew has added a nice description of it:

This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines 66 exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the Sol 177th of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013).

The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called “John Klein”, which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by Curiosity. The self-portrait was acquired to document the drilling site.

The rover’s robotic arm is not visible in the mosaic. MAHLI, which took the component images for this mosaic, is mounted on a turret at the end of the arm. Wrist motions and turret rotations on the arm allowed MAHLI to acquire the mosaic’s component images. The arm was positioned out of the shot in the images or portions of images used in the mosaic.

At the bottom of this panorama is the hole in a rock. The drilling took place on Feb. 8, 2013, or Sol 182, Curiosity’s 182nd Martian day of operations. The sample-collection hole is 0.63 inch (1.6 centimeters) in diameter and 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters) deep. The “mini drill” test hole near it is the same diameter, with a depth of 0.8 inch (2 centimeters).

The images for full panorama obtained by the rover’s 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 113 images taken on Sol 170 and an additional 17 images taken on Sol 176.

Wired magazine has a piece about this panorama today. And here are some more 360Cities panos of the red planet.

 

We are living in the Social Media era. We can get in touch with almost anybody in any country. We can share ideas, suggestions, and thoughts through the Internet. Tons of words and images are uploaded and shared everyday. That is because as human beings, we have a need to communicate and we want to listen to others.

360Cities also loves communication. Good news, everyone!

We have launched a Comments system. Now, anyone can comment in any panorama. You just have to scroll down on any panorama page and you will find a dedicated space where you can leave ideas, suggestions, and thoughts.

What to do when you fall in love with a pano?     Give a star to it!  

We know that the 360Cities community is a nice and friendly group – please be polite to each other.

We are looking forward to reading all your comments!

The 360Cities’ team

 

Are you in Las Vegas attending the CES show this week? Stop by the LG Pavilion and check out their new Ultra HD Touch displays, where they are using beautiful immersive panoramic images from 360Cities.net to demonstrate them.
If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, here’s a short clip for you instead:

Nature:

White Tip Shark Ilot Mato South Reef New Caledonia, Melanesia. Panorama made by 

 

The swift current of Rio Francés, South America. Panorama made by 

 

Uyuni, Bolivia, South America. Panorama made by H

 

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Panorama made by 

 

Frosty winter forest, Finland. Panorama made by 

 

Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA. Panorama made by 

 

Tower of Hercules, Spain. Panorama made by 

 

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France. Panorama made by 

 

Maria Aurora’s Millennium Tree, Philippines, Asia. Panorama made by 

 

Blue Spring of Bonito River, Brazil. Panorama made by 

 

Sunrise in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Panorama made by .

 

 

The Mayans said (or so some people think) that December 21st will be our last day and also the end of the world. Well, we don’t know about all that. Perhaps their “prediction” was meant as a metaphor.

But we do think that the Mayans deserve a special 360Cities panorama exhibition of their civilization.

By the way, we hope to hear from you soon!  After December 21st ;) ….

 

“From the top of Caana Caracol mayan ruins, Belize” Panorama made by 

 

Mayan ruins

 

 

“In front of Temple of a Thousand Warriors in Chichen Itza”, Mexico. Panorama made by 

 

 In front of Temple of a Thousand Warriors in Chichen Itza

 

 

“Chichen Itza Maya archaeological site”, Mexico. Panorama made by 

 

Chichen Itza Maya archaeological site, Mexico

 

 

“Tulum, Mexico”. Panorama made by 

 

Tulum, Mexico

 

 

“Gran jaguar temple in tikal Maya ruins. Guatemala”. Panorama made by 

 

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“Costado Ruinas el Tazumal”, El Salvador: Panorama made by 

 

Costado Ruinas el Tazumal, El Salvador.

 

 

We have to be prepared to say goodbye to Autumn. Perhaps the best way to say goodbye can be through Panoramas and songs.

Feel free to suggest more songs and more 360Cities panoramas.

Autumn Almanac by The Kinks

Autumn, Poland. Panorama made by 

Heffield Park Middle Lake, England. Panorama by 

Colorful Autumn, Prague. Panorama by 

Autumn Colors at Grosser Ahornboden, Austria. Panorama by 

Harvest Festival in Sloughouse, California, USA. Panorama made by 

The Colours of Autumn, England. Panorama made by 

Oka. Autumn. Polenovo, Russia. Panorama made by 

香嵐渓紅葉2012Autumn Leaves of KOURANKEI, Japan. Panorama by 

Autumn lake in a park in Rajecké Teplice, Slovakia. Panorama made by 

Evening In Holland Park, London, England. Panorama made by 

Are you enjoying the autumn? We can fall in love with the colorful leaves, with the nice sun light, with the mystic atmosphere…

It’s time for you to send your favorite autumn pics to blog@360cities.net. The post will be published on December 5th.

 

Cheers!

Elena, Community Manager

“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children,
which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”

We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up
to the World Summit for Children
Report of the Secretary-General (2001)

http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/

Masonga, primary school, Tanzania. Panorama made by 

Violin Practice, Mérida, Venezuela. Panorama made by 

Nobody’s Children Foundation Picnic, Park Sowińskiego, Warsaw, Poland. Panorama made by 

Quran School, Ethiopia, Africa. Panorama made by 

Birthday Party, Toronto, Canada. Panorama made by 

There will be a solar eclipse in about six hours. There will be a broadcast of the eclipse live on the Internet starting at 20:30 UT – you can see it on http://live.gloria-project.eu/.

It would be wonderful to get some solar eclipse panoramas!!

Meanwhile, we can enjoy these two panos. If you know of more eclipse panoramas, please share them with us!

 

Captured on 2011/01/04, in time of 09:33:28.00 h. CET, Horne Prsany, Slovakia. Panorama made by Cibula Vincent

 

 

Annular Eclipse May 21, 2012 in Saitama. Panorama made by Taro Tsubomura

 

 

Elena, Community Manager