NASA’s Perseverance rover has released some high-definition, panoramic images around the Jezero Crater on Mars. This happened after NASA managed to capture a 360-degree composite image of Mars and out of which over half a dozen images were sent back to earth on February 20.
On 21 February, the latest panorama of the crater was created after the rover rotated its head 360 degrees and captured an image from its dual-camera Mastcam-Z instrument
This 360-degree image is made by merging over 142 photos. The image also reveals the rim of the Jezero Crater as well as a cliff face of an ancient river delta in the distance.
Click here to view the high-definition panoramic image.
This 360-degree image captured by the Perseverance’s cameras has done a fine job by capturing absolute details up to 3 to 5 millimeters across the aspects near the rover and up to 2 to 3 meters of the distance from the rover.
In a question-and-answer session, the camera team walked audiences through the land.
“We’re going to zoom in on this panorama all the way behind the rover. This is looking to the north, a little bit north-west. And you can see a couple of different ridges,” said the camera team’s Jim Bell.
“There’s a near ridge closer to us. And then there’s those far mountains. The near ridge closest to us is the front edge of the delta, the Jezero Crater delta that brought us to this site, that brought this rover to this place and that we’re going to eventually drive over to.
“Beyond that, those distant mountains are the rim of Jezero Crater.