New panoramaCollected by science enthusiast Seán Doran from 62 single-point photographs on April 6, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover alongside the Ingenuity drone takes a new and interesting look.
Before making a combination, the author of the panorama improved the entire group of photos by removing noise, compression artifacts and using intelligent scaling. Then, with the help of specialized software, the photographs were combined into a panoramic image with preliminary correction of exposure and lens distortions. After all the procedures, the final revision of the final image was carried out in a graphics editor.
NASA rover panorama “Perseverance” and drone “Ingenuity” from 62 photographs (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/I knowjudgment Doran)
Later, NASA published its version of the panorama with a wider viewing angle, but in low resolution and in the form of a GIF animation.
Animated Panorama (NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS)
“April 6, 2021, 46th Mars mission day, NASA Mars rover “Perseverance” took a self-portrait with the “Perseverance” helicopter, which is visible in this photo at a distance of about 4 meters. “– said representatives of the NASA Jet Propulsion laboratory, which oversees the mission.
“Ingenuity” prepares for flight (NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / I knowjudgment Doran)
A test takeoff of the drone with hovering at low altitude may take place as early as Sunday, April 11. This will be the first ever flight of a rotorcraft in an alien world. In case of a successful outcome, the drone will make a number of more difficult flights along the programmed routes over the next month with accompanying photographs and recordings. The goal is to prove in practice that the exploration of Mars by aeronautical vehicles is possible and effective.
“How are you?” – Mars rover “Perseverance” against the background of the Red Planet (NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / I knowjudgment Doran)
The 1.8 kg rotorcraft does not have strictly scientific instruments, but it will document its flights with several cameras. Perseverance will also observe the process from a safe distance. After the drone mission is completed, the rover will seriously focus on its many years of scientific work. The six-wheeled robot will look for signs of ancient Martian life, collect and store dozens of samples for their possible subsequent return to Earth.
Other works by Sean Doran based on real space images can be viewed in his Twitter or on the YouTube channel.
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