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NASA/JPL - Panoramas/QTVR
For more information about the panoramas go to the NASA
MARS Pathfinder 1997 panorama
Did you know that NASA already in 1997 made a
panorama from Mars.
The Pathfinder Mission landed on Mars 4th July and this
panorama was made July 21.
For the first time you can now see it as a Cubic Fullscreen QTVR.
Jan 13 2004 02.00 GMT
First Fullscreen QTVR from
Mars is now online
The first 360 degree high resolution panoramic image
from Mars MER was posted at NASA a couple of hours
ago. As the first I have created a fullscreen QTVR
from the image released by NASA
Jan 18 2004
MARS Rover new panorama
ROVER SPIRIT has left the Mothership. This is a BW image
but it gives you a fantastic view of how it looks. It is
a Cubic (spherical) panorama and you can look down from
Februar 02 2004
Mars Opportunity Full
This is the Spirit panoramic camera's "Lookout"
panorama, acquired on the rover's 410th to 413th
martian days, or sols (Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2005). The
view is from a position known informally as "Larry's
Lookout" along the drive up "Husband Hill." The summit
of Husband Hill is the far peak near the center of this
panorama and is about 200 meters (656 feet) away from
the rover and about 45 meters (148 feet) higher in
elevation. The bright rocky outcrop near the center of
the panorama is part of the "Cumberland Ridge," and
beyond that and to the left is the "Tennessee Valley."
This is the Spirit "Independence" panorama,
acquired on martian days, or sols, 536 to 543 (July 6 to
13, 2005), from a position in the "Columbia Hills" near
the summit of "Husband Hill." The summit of "Husband
Hill" is the peak near the right side of this panorama
and is about 100 meters (328 feet) away from the rover
and about 30 meters (98 feet) higher in elevation. The
rocky outcrops downhill and on the left side of this
mosaic include "Larry's Lookout" and "Cumberland Ridge,"
which Spirit explored in April, May, and June of 2005.
The panorama consists of 108 individual images, each
acquired with five filters of the rover's panoramic
camera. The approximate true color of the mosaic was
generated using the camera's 750-, 530-, and
480-nanometer filters. During the 8 martian days, or
sols, that it took to acquire this image, the lighting
varied considerably, partly because of imaging at
different times of sol, and partly because of small
sol-to-sol variations in the dustiness of the
A Great Place to Watch
the Weather - Dust devils
The martian wind sends
hundreds of dust devils
spinning across the surface
of the planet. From Spirit's
high perch approximately 90
meters (295 feet) above the
surrounding plains, as shown
in this image taken from the
summit of "Husband Hill,"
three dust devils are
clearly visible in the
plains of Gusev Crater.
Planetary Scientist Ron
Greeley of Arizona State
University, Tempe, describes
the whirling vortices of
wind and dust as "vacuum
cleaners" that were first
seen in images from the
Viking Orbiter in 1985,
though their existence was
predicted as early as 1964.
The largest dust devil in
this 360-degree panorama, is
one of the closest seen by
Spirit. It is about 2
kilometers (1.2 miles) away,
about 90 meters (295 feet)
in diameter, and 275 meters
(902 feet) tall. Its flux is
about 1 kilogram per second,
meaning it is picking up
about 2 pounds of sediment
each second and moving it
You can see 2 more
dustlevels in the panorama.
Spirit took this mosaic
of images with its
navigation camera on sol 581
(Aug. 22). Straight ahead,
just east of the rover, is
the summit of "Husband Hill.
Mars Spirit Panorama - looking
To the west are the slopes of the "Columbia Hills," so named
for the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Beyond
the hills are the flat plains and rim of Gusev Crater.
Spirit took this 360-degree panorama of images with its
navigation camera on the 627th Martian day, or sol,
(Oct. 7, 2005) of its exploration of Gusev Crater on
Mars McMurdo 3D panorama
red blue glasses needed for 3D experience.
This Quicktime VR version is as far as far as I
know the only interactive 360 degree 3D vesrsion you
can see on the web.
This 360-degree view, called the "McMurdo"
panorama, comes from the panoramic camera (Pancam)
on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. From April
through October 2006, Spirit has stayed on a small
hill known as "Low Ridge." There, the rover's solar
panels are tilted toward the sun to maintain enough
solar power for Spirit to keep making scientific
observations throughout the winter on southern Mars.
This view of the surroundings from Spirit's "Winter
Haven" is presented in approximately true color.
Everest - MarsThe Mars Rover Mission
continues, after almost 2 years since Spirit landed
on Mars Spirit continues to send amazing images to
the earth. In october 2005 this panorama was made
from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, 2005.
It has been named the Everest panorama. The view
is from th summit of "Husband Hill." The Husband
Hill is a plateau about 100 meters (300 feet) above
the Gusev crater.
Panoramas.dk has published interactive panoramas
from Mars since the landing of ther Rover. The first
was published only a few hours after Nasa had
There are now 9 panoramas available in fullscreen
During the 3 days this panorama was made the
weather shifted with different colors of the sky.
The original panorama you can see at NASA has not
been smoothed in the sky as I have done on this one.
Also like all my Mars Quicktime VR there has been
added artificial sky as this is nessecary to obtain
a correct levelling of the horisont in a QTVR.
Husband Hill Summit
Panorama with Rover Deck
The panoramic camera on NASA's Mars
Exploration Rover Spirit took the hundreds of
images combined into this 360-degree view, the
"Husband Hill Summit" panorama. The images were
acquired on Spirit's sols 583 to 586 (Aug. 24 to
27, 2005), shortly after the rover reached the
crest of "Husband Hill" inside Mars' Gusev
Crater. This is the largest panorama yet
acquired from either Spirit or Opportunity. The
panoramic camera shot 653 separate images in 6
different filters, encompassing the rover's deck
and the full 360 degrees of surface rocks and
soils visible to the camera from this position.
This is the first time the camera has been used
to image the entire rover deck and visible
surface from the same position. Stitching
together of all the images took significant
effort because of the large changes in
resolution and parallax across the scene.
The image is an approximately true-color
rendering using the 750-nanometer, 530-nanometer
and 480-nanometer filters for the surface, and
the 600-nanometer and 480-nanometer filters for
the rover deck. Image-to-image seams have been
eliminated from the sky portion of the mosaic to
better simulate the vista a person standing on
Mars would see.
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