New Delhi: The NASA shared a powerful panoramic photo of Mars taken from its Perseverance Rover that landed on the pink planet not too long ago. The photo reveals the rim of the Jezero Crater the place the rover touched down final week and the cliff face of an historic river delta within the distance.
It took 142 particular person pictures to place collectively the panaroma picture which was taken on Sol 3, the third Martian day of the NASA mission.
“I’m taking all of it in. This is the primary 360º view of my residence utilizing Mastcam-Z. This twin, high-definition digicam system sits atop my mast and has zoom functionality,” NASA wrote on Twitter.
I’m taking all of it in. This is the primary 360º view of my residence utilizing Mastcam-Z. This twin, high-definition digicam system sits atop my mast and has zoom functionality. Inspect tiny particulars of Jezero Crater with the particular interactive viewer at https://t.co/roDhWK56gj #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/TAy28PpG73
— NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 24, 2021
According to NASA’s web site, the rover’s navigation cameras or Navcams are “a dual-camera system outfitted with a zoom perform, permitting the cameras to zoom in, focus, and take high-definition video, in addition to panoramic coloration and 3D pictures of the Martian floor. With this functionality, the robotic astrobiologist can present an in depth examination of each shut and distant objects.”
The US area company feels that the cameras will assist scientists assess the geologic historical past and atmospheric situations of Jezero Crater and can help in figuring out rocks and sediment worthy of a better look by the rover’s different devices.
The Perseverance rover is on a mission to seek for indicators of historic microbial life on the Red Planet.