The Tuesday NASA’s Curiosity rover used its internal navigation cameras to capture the breathtaking panorama of the Red Planet, prompting the mission team to create a rare postcard of the Martian landscape.
By combining two black and white images taken at different times of the day, the team added blue, orange and green to create an artistic illustration of the hilly scene.
“When the rover crew looked at the panorama from Curiosity’s most recent stop, the scene was very beautiful with the highest quality capabilities of navigational cameras,” NASA said.
“Rover’s most impressive panoramas come from a multi – color mastcam, which is much clearer than navigation cameras.
A mixed panorama was taken on November 16 at 8:30 am local time and 4:10 pm local time to capture maximum details under different lighting conditions.
Curiosity is a picture taken from the slopes of a 5km high Sharp mountain that has been climbing for the past seven years.
The postcard was shared on November 26, 2011 to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Curiosity rover from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The U.S. space agency sent a car-sized rover to Mars to explore and explore the Gale Crater, especially to see if the geography and climate of the region provide favorable conditions for microbial life.
Their findings are expected to help future human exploration assess how viable the planet will be.
The initial two-year mission was extended indefinitely and the rover continues to help mankind understand Mars’ habitat better.