First Colour 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Shows No Sailors Fighting In the Dance Hall

By Jesus Diaz on at

It's Curiosity's day 3 on the Gale Crater, Mars and all systems are running as expected. There is no sign of sailors fighting in the dance hall, cavemen or any freaky show, and here's the first natural 360-degree colour panorama image to prove it.

It's a clear day on Mars. You can see Mount Sharp ahead of the rover, in the distance. That's the mission final destination, at the centre of the Galer Crater. It shows some details from the rover itself:


First Color 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Show No Sailors Fighting In the Dance HallThis is the end of the robotic arm. It's like a Swiss Army Knife, containing multiple instruments like the APXS (Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer) and MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager).

First Color 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Show No Sailors Fighting In the Dance HallHere's the wheel of the rover.

First Color 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Show No Sailors Fighting In the Dance HallThe marks of the sky crane's thrusters are clearly visible here.

First Color 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Show No Sailors Fighting In the Dance HallAnd here too.

Here's the complete panorama—3653 x 755 pixels. Click to expand and see the whole thing: