Here is the most detailed panorama ever seen on Mars

Go to Mars (almost) with this amazing, highly detailed panorama of its surface. The Persevering Rover – more than 1,000 photos – that make up this mural, was taken in an ancient river delta as it researches its geological past and habitability.

NASA invites you to walk on Mars, as if you were there, by immersing yourself in the latest panorama captured in very high resolution (2.5 billion pixels!) by the Perseverance Chariot. “The most detailed panorama ever returned from the surface of Mars”. The result is an impressive and accurate compilation of 1,118 photos taken individually by rover, in which you can zoom in and out again and zoom out at will to enjoy the entire landscape with its cliffs and mountain horizons, or literally crunchy details like these sedimentary rocks, or even this tiny pebble. semi-spherical as if balanced on a rock. An abundance of details that will excite the curiosity of all the curious as to the diversity of shapes and characteristics.

This is Mars, a dry and cold world, where water flowed billions of years ago. You won’t see time running around.

High-resolution panorama of the surrounding landscape Perseverance. © NASA, JPL-Caltech, ASU, MSSS

Perseverance in the dry delta of the river

The panoramic image was taken over several days on Mars (Mart day 466 to 471 and Martian day 474, which corresponds to Earth days between June 12-17, and then June 20). we are in Jezero Crater Deltahundreds of meters away from The location where perseverance landed 18 months ago. Scientists believe that water flowed here when conditions were warmer and wetter on Mars more than 3.5 billion years ago. Of course, the presence of a river and also a lake in the area left visible traces, several billion years after the Red Planet dried up. The landscapes you admire were shaped partly by liquid water, but also, in large part, by wind, the main force of erosion on Mars. L ‘wind erosion It also explains the curiosity that sometimes looks like carved artifact, and causes an outcrop of previously buried sedimentary rock.

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A guided tour by NASA of the landscapes of Mars captured by the Perseverance Rover. © NASA, JPL-Caltech

In this scene, Perseverance took several rock samples, some of which were analyzed in situ, and others prepared for capture in the future mission. Mars sample returnwhich will be responsible for recovering it and bringing it to Earth for in-depth study in 2033.

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