Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
On the eve of the era of “colonization of Mars”, which keeps reminding Elon Musk, the increasing attention focused on the activities of the Rover Curiosity.
A week ago, NASA scientists put before him the task to take pictures of Earth and Venus from the surface of Mars.
This Rover was sent to the sky is its system of two chambers called Mastcam about an hour after sunset and took a picture of the Earth, and then Venus.
Already on the Ground team operating the Rover, connected two pictures to make a panorama.
Down the new panoramic image you can see the Tower Butte is a small hill that Curiosity overcame at the end of last month.
“The result once again reminds us that Curiosity is a far cry from home” — believe in NASA.
Both planets are combined in the photo is subtle, representing a tiny glare in the sky, which is hard to call it a night. However, the astronomers explained that this is not always.
“When we got this image of Venus in the sky could not see even the brightest stars,” said mark Lemmon, a member of Curiosity’s mission.
This time of year in the atmosphere of Mars is a significant amount of dust. This dust reflects sunlight, making the sky particularly bright, which means that the stars are barely visible.
For contrast, the mission recalled the pictures of 2014 when the Mastcam on a much darker sky saw not only the Earth but also the moon.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that the other Rover called nicknamed Mole (“Mole”) held on the red planet a unique operation to release from captivity, which scientists jokingly called “give yourself a bucket for the “head”.