Τρίτη, 28 Αυγούστου 2012

Curiosity’s new photos of Mars prove that a 2-megapixel camera is more than enough

Curiosity’s new photos of Mars prove that a 2-megapixel camera is more than enough:

The miraculous Mars rover Curiosity has now been on the surface of the Red Planet for three weeks. It has performed its first test drive, fired its megawatt laser, and taken lots of photos with its navigation and hazard cameras. Over the last few days, however, it has finally booted up its two high-resolution, full-color mast cameras: Mastcam 34 and Mastcam 100. Curiosity has also taken its first steps towards detecting water on the surface of Mars — and at a press conference yesterday, NASA showed off an audio clip that was transmitted from Earth to Curiosity, and then back to Earth.
We’ll lead with the two Mastcam images, as they’ll blow your mind.