27 July 2010

NASA makes 21.2 giga pixel image of Mars

With the U.S. space agency NASA could in last week's release of the hitherto most detailed picture of Mars' surface, which covers the entire planet.

The picture was taken of the aging Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which circled the red planet since 2001. For the task used Odyssey's THEMIS camerain total have taken 21,000 pictures to make a complete map of Mars.The solution of the image is 213,391 x 106,699 pixels, making it possible to see objects down to a size of 100 meters. There are photos that show much smaller objects, but this is not a global map.It is possible to explore the big picture from Mars Global Data Sets, w


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