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NASA Has Just Released The Highest Resolution Photo Of Mars Ever Seen

By Jack Saddler

NASA Has Just Released The Highest Resolution Photo Of Mars Ever Seen

Thanks to NASA, we can now get to know the Red Planet a little better.

Is it possible to switch planets yet? Because, as you may have noticed, Earth has gotten pretty hectic as of late. Here’s what you’d be signing up for if you picked Mars… (Featured Image: NASA)

Image: NASA. 1.8 Billion Pixel Shot

The highest resolution pictures of Mars even taken were released earlier this month. Taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover during Thanksgiving 2019, the shots depict an HD panorama of the now not-so-mysterious planet. A 650 million pixel panorama shot that includes the rover can be viewed alongside a 1.8 billion pixel view without the vehicle.

Photo: NASA. 650-Million Pixel Shot.

HD images were formed using over 1,000 shots taken between 24 November and 1 December. Curiosity Rover’s telephoto lens provided the team with all the necessary snaps of Mars to create the images.

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Shots were all taken between 12pm-2pm, Mars local time, to ensure the lighting remained consistent. Both panoramas were taken at “Glen Torridon” region which is on the side of Mount Sharp.