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Explore a 1.3-billion-pixel view of the Curiosity rover's digs on Mars

19 Jun 2013, 18:50 UTC
Explore a 1.3-billion-pixel view of the Curiosity rover's digs on Mars
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Fans of extraterrestrial anomalies will have a field day with the billion-pixel view of the Curiosity rover's surroundings at a place called Rocknest on Mars. The 360-degree clickable panorama lets you zoom in on an eerie Martian "bird," a weird series of holes, or a shiny objec …

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSSYou can spin and zoom in on a 360-degree panorama of the Curiosity rover's surroundings at Rocknest on Mars, thanks to an interactive Photosynth viewer. A guided tour points you to some of the hot spots. Click on the image to go to the viewer, or try out the embedded version below.By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC NewsFans of extraterrestrial anomalies will have a field day with the billion-pixel view of the Curiosity rover's surroundings at a place called Rocknest on Mars. The 360-degree clickable panorama lets you zoom in on an eerie Martian "bird," a weird series of holes, or a shiny object sitting on the Red Planet's surface.Never mind that all these anomalies are perfectly explainable: It's a weird and wonderful way to take in all the sights that the rover has been seeing, from the pebbles in front of its own wheels to the slopes ...

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