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Pricey Earth. It has been over 9 years since I landed on Mars. Gale Crater is beautiful. Want you had been right here. Love, Curiosity.
NASA’s Curiosity rover is climbing up a peak referred to as Mount Sharp. The rover takes photos of its scenic environment because it goes, and one explicit view captured the imaginations of its handlers again on Earth. “The mission workforce was so impressed by the fantastic thing about the panorama, they mixed two variations of the black-and-white photos from totally different occasions of the day and added colours to create a uncommon postcard from the pink planet,” NASA JPL said in a statement on Tuesday.
The picture is created from two units of mosaics Curiosity captured on Nov. 16 within the morning and early night, Mars time. As NASA famous, “the scene was simply too fairly to not seize it within the highest high quality that the navigation cameras are able to.”
The image isn’t fairly an actual illustration of what people would see in the event that they occurred to be standing subsequent to Curiosity. NASA stated the blue, orange and inexperienced tints characterize the scene as considered at totally different occasions of day, making it an “creative re-creation.”
The road of sight is a glance down the slope of Mount Sharp. The rover has been winding its method up the mountain since 2014, investigating the planet’s geology, ambiance and historical past because it goes. Curiosity is attempting to reply the query of whether or not Mars might need been capable of help microbial life.
You do not have to be a planetary geologist to understand the rover’s visible poem, an ode to a different world that is each acquainted and alien. As the Curiosity team tweeted, “There’s magnificence throughout us if we let ourselves be impressed.”