NASA’s Latest Amazing Photos Of Mars

10 07 2012

A handout of the European Space Agency ESA shows a visualisation of Mars, created from spacecraft imagery. ESA’s first mission to the Red Planet is Mars Express. It comprises an orbiter carrying seven scientific instruments to probe the planet’s atmosphere, structure and geology, including a search for evidence of hidden water. The main spacecraft will also release the UK’s small Beagle 2 lander to gather and test rock and soil samples on the surface. British space probe Beagle 2 failed to broadcast a signal on December 25, 2003, to confirm it had landed on Mars, but scientists said they were waiting for a second contact opportunity later on Thursday. REUTERS/Ho/European Space Agency ESA

NASA has released amazing photos of Mars from its Rover named Opportunity.

From the photos we can see the panorama of Mars where Opportunity spent four-month of Martian winter.

A full-circle scene combining 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

 Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Here are more amazing photos of Mars.

A TextureCam analysis of a Mars image is able to distinguish rocks from soil.

A close-up of the sunset on Sol 24 as seen by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder was released by the Jet Propulsion Labratory August 27. The red sky in the background and the blue around the Sun are approximately as they would appear to the human eye but the color of the Sun itself is not correct — the Sun was overexposed in each of the 3 color images that were used to make the picture. The true color of the Sun itself may be near white or slightly bluish.

This magnified look at the martian soil near the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity’s landing site, Meridiani Planum, shows coarse grains sprinkled over a fine layer of sand, in this image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, February 4, 2004. The image was captured on the 10th day of the rover’s mission by its microscopic imager and roughly approximates the color a human eye would see. Opportunity, NASA’s second of two roving Mars probes, rolled ten feet off its lander onto Mars on January 31.








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