NASA Releases New 360-Degree Image of Mars Surface

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a new 360 degrees video of Mars allowing viewers to drag and drop on the clip to explore the surface of the Red Planet.

Made from multiple images stitched together, it includes a view of the downwind face of the Namib Dune about 23 feet away from the camera and rising up about 16 feet, NASA said. Mount Sharp can be seen in the distance.

The component images of this scene were taken on Dec. 18, 2015, by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover during the 1,197th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars.