May 28, 2024

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view of a martian valley with a crater rim in the distance and part of the curiosity rover

The Mars Curiosity probe sends home a beautiful postcard from the Red Planet

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used black and white navigation cameras to capture panoramic images of “Marker Band Valley” twice today on April 8, 2023. Color was added to a mixture of both panoramas for an artistic interpretation of the scene. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA’s Curiosity rover has sent back a stunning postcard from Mars showing the same area of ​​the Red Planet in the morning and afternoon.

The scenic view of the Marker Band Valley was created by uniting two panoramic images of the area curiousity On April 8, 2023 with black and white navigation cameras. One panorama was taken at 9:20 am local time Mars time, while the other picked up at 3:40 p.m. local time.