NASA Releases Panoramic View of Mars Landing Site

Washington: The US space agency NASA has released a spectacular panoramic view of the landing site of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

The panorama shows the rim of the Jezero Crater where the rover touched down last week and the cliff face of an ancient river delta in the distance.

The newly released panorama reveals the crater rim and cliff face of an ancient river delta in the distance, NASA said in a statement on Wednesday.

The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.

It was taken by rotating the rover’s mast 360 degrees.

The images were captured by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard the Perseverance rover which touched down on the Red Planet on February 18. Mastcam-Z is a dual-camera system equipped with a zoom function, allowing the cameras to zoom in, focus, and take high-definition video, as well as panoramic colour and 3D images of the Martian surface.

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