NASA Mars Rover 360 Image

The ‘Greeley Panorama’, 360 of the surface of Mars

Here at 360 Virtual Tours we’ve been fascinated by the journey NASA’s Exploration Rover Opportunity has taken, and we were excited to view the recent 360 image taken by it’s on board cameras.  There does however seem to be a lack of options to view this magnificent image in it’s full 360 degree glory, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a quick single scene to give you a real feeling of being there on the Red Planet.

The image (courtesy of NASA) is a combination of 817 photographs taken by the on board panoramic camera (PanCam) and was shot during 4 months of stationary work during the recent martian winter.  It is a false colour image that emphasises the different materials that can be found on the surface.

Needless to say we didn’t actually travel to the surface of Mars to shoot this image, all photography in the below 360 was provided by NASA themselves.  We’ve simply taken the image, cropped and edited it to make it work in the 360 viewer and published it here for space fans to enjoy!

360 image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University, 360 tour creation copyright View3sixty Ltd.

Read more about the image here:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-196