NASA Releases Amazing New Panorama Picture of Mars

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM EDT

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Credit: Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.

NASA Releases Amazing New Panorama Picture of Mars

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM EDT

(NASA release) NASA recently released a photo of Mars taken with a panoramic camera aboard the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.

According to the NASA release:

The scene shows "the ruddy terrain around the outcrop where the long-lived explorer spent its most recent Martian winter."

The panorama is presented in false color to emphasize differences between materials in the scene.  It was assembled from 817 component images taken between Dec. 21, 2011, and May 8, 2012, while Opportunity was stationed on an outcrop informally named "Greeley Haven," on a segment of the rim of ancient Endeavour Crater.

Read the NASA story HERE.