NASA’s hard work and extra expenses in 3D are paying off with new 3D images from Mars!
NASA has released two images from Curiosity’s historic trip to the red planet in 3D, viewable with old-fashioned blue-and-red glasses.
The photos were taken shortly after the rover landed early Monday, and show part of Mount Sharp, a 3.4-mile high mountain on Mars.
Curiosity has been steadily beaming images and video back to Earth since it landed.
So far, NASA has released high-resolution images of Gale Crater, where the rover touched down, and a low-res video of the $2.5 billion probe’s white-knuckle landing.
Curiosity survived what NASA calls “seven minutes of terror” – a window of time in which any minor malfunction could have doomed the mission as the rover descended through Mars’ atmosphere.
NASA engineers expect to receive higher quality video of the final two and a half minutes of the landing.
Curiosity is on a two-year mission to analyze the environment of Mars for signs that it could have ever supported life on a microbial level.
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