NASA released 1000 photos of Mars Surface for the first time
It’s been four years since Curiosity (rover) is on the surface of Mars. Four years back on August 6, 2012, Curiosity landed on the surface of Mars at Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater. Curiosity wishes itself Happy Birthday on every August 6 by playing singing Happy Birthday song. You can watch the video below. Now NASA just released 1000 photos of Mars Surface.
Capturing the surface of Mars in High Resolution is not unusual because the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRise camera has been taking pictures of the planet Mars since 2005. But this release is huge. NASA has never released so many High-Quality images taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRise camera.
“It’s especially hefty because every 26 months. The geometry of Earth and Mars offer a sweet spot for data return,” director of the Planetary Image Research Laboratory, Alfred McEwen, told Popular Science. It just so happened that this sweet spot coincided with Mars’ equinox last May when the Sun shined directly on the planet’s equator—which gave the MRO a better view of the planet than usual.
Here are some images from 1000 photos of Mars Surface:
Curiosity singing Happy Birthday:
These images are the sole property of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona. You can check out all other images on the Official website of HiRise.