Stop Motion Video of the 1st Low-Res Panorama Shot From Curiosity

NASA’s JPLnews YouTube channel has stitched together some panoramic Martian thumbnails from the Curiosity rover that touched down on the Red Planet earlier this week, and made a little movie of the rover’s big day for the Internet to see.  You may have seen the still image already, but that blacked out pic is bush league compared to this semi-stop-motion video we’ve embedded below.  By viewing it in this manner you can get the full 360-degree view of the Gale Crater landing spot from the eyes of Curiosity himself (is it a boy?).

The color is much more rich too, giving the shots a much more Mars-like feel rather than the Tatooine styled shots we’ve seen so far.  Check it out below to see what our space neighbor’s surface looks like.  We’ve also pulled a few screenshots for your viewing pleasure.  You’ve been wishing you were hanging with Curiosity…

Beware of rogue transformers…

Curiosity’s First Low-Resolution Color Panorama

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