Mars Panorama

Mars Surface

A 360 degree panorama of the Martian landscape combined from 817 photos taken the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been released by NASA. The photos were taken while the rover was stationary on the rim of the Endeavour Crater for four months during the most recent Martian winter.  Presented in false colour many interesting details such as the rovers tracks and the dust that has accumulated on the rover can be spotted  in the image.

Mars Panorama

Further details and full resolution image can be found on the NASA website. The Opportunity Rover has been sending data back from Mars since January 2004.

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    1. I am guessing that you mean “race” and i would like to inform you that there is no such thing as “the human race” humans are a species and not a race. To be exact it is the “Sapiens” species of the genus homo in the order of primates. It is also the last remaining species of the genus since the Homo Erectus and Homo Neanderthalensis who existed within overlapping timeframes with H.Sapiens went extinct.

      A “race” is minor variation such as respiratory adaptations, pigmentation, bone structures and so on, but still keeping the ability to procreate and have non-sterile offspring.

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