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Everest Panorama from Mars

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Everest Panorama from Mars


Explanation:
If you could stand on Mars -- what might you see? Scroll right to find out.

The robotic Spirit rover
currently rolling across
Mars climbed to the top of hill and took a series of images that were digitally combined into a
360 degree panorama
over three days early last month.

Spirit was instructed to take images having the same resolution as a
human with
20-20 eyesight.

The full panoramic result can be found by clicking on the
above image
and has a level of detail unparalleled in the history of Martian surface photography.

The panorama was taken from the pinnacle of
Husband Hill and has been dubbed the
Everest panorama,
in honor of the
view from the tallest mountain on Earth.

Visible in
Gusev Crater are rocks,
rusting sand, a
Martian sundial,
vast plains,
nearby peaks, faraway peaks, and sand drifts.

In the distance, fast moving
dust devils can be seen as slight apparitions of red,
green, or blue, the colors of filters used to build up
this natural color vista.




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