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Good luck Curiosity!

Presenting, the brand new panorama from Mars created by Andrew Bodrov, our official Martian panomaker.

This new interactive panorama (Sol 530) from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the Dingo Gap – about 3 feet (1 meter) high sand dune.

The team operating the Curiosity rover will likely drive the rover over a dune and across a valley with fewer sharp rock hazards than alternative routes. The Curiosity Mars rover may traverse the valley, on the east side of the dune, this month. We’d like to wish Curiosity a good trip!

Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 530


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. The images for panorama obtained by the rover’s 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 101 images taken on Sol 530.

Discover other panoramas of Mars by Curiosity rover:

  • Sol 437 (Martian solar day 437)
  • Sol 177 (Self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity)
  • Sol 136-149 (First 4 billion pixels panorama of Mars)
  • Sol 4 (First color panorama of Mars)
  • Sol 2 (First panorama of Mars by Curiosity rover)

We thought we already knew how Mars looks up close thanks to Andrew Brodov’s stunning panoramas. But, Andrew has surpassed even himself with this Mars Gigapixel.

Andrew Bodrov is a member of the International Virtual Reality Photography Association (IVRPA) and he has been professionally engaged in panoramic photography for over 12 years. Also he loves stitching NASA photographs for making panoramas that are out of this world.


Mars Gigapixel Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149 panorama made by 


Some information about the Mars Rovers and about the Gigapixel

The Curiosity Rover has 17 cameras. This panorama has been made with 407 images that were taken from the left and right mastcams. The bulk of the Gigapixel has been stitched with the pictures from the 100mm lens and gaps were filled with the pictures from the 34mm lens. It’s because of this you’ll find some parts that have lower resolution.

Although the Mars Gigapixel has 4 billon pixels, the cameras only have 2 Megapixel, which is almost nothing if you compare them with a pocket camera or even with a phone. But don’t forget that NASA has to send these cameras to Mars and that means that they have to survive radiations and other hazards. They are the bravest cameras that NASA scientists have found 😉


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