The Red Planet has been turned blue in a new image taken by Nasa's rover perched on the edge of a 14 mile-wide crater. The solar-powered robot, Opportunity, used its panoramic camera to capture Mars' landscape, lit-up by the late afternoon sun.Scientists then coloured some of the picture an aqua blue tone to help show differences between various areas, including dunes on the Endeavour Crater's floor.
The Opportunity rover sent back a few “postcards” from The Red Planet this weekend. The photos which were taken using the rover’s panoramic camera show the edge of the Endeavor crater. Amazing that these photos are from another pl... Read Post
The next fantastic voyage across the Red Planet will begin in just over a year when NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover lands in a crater 96 miles wide, three miles deep and containing a geological record of the planet’s epic history. On Ju... Read Post
NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity catches its own late-afternoon shadow in this dramatically lit view eastward across Endeavour Crater on Mars. The rover used the panoramic camera (Pancam) between about 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. local Mars tim... Read Post