Wanna go to Mars? NASA just released a wonderful way to get there. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can zoom into a 360-degree scene comprised of nearly 900 pictures taken by Curiosity Rover from the Rocknest site. This is where the rover gathered and examined its first scoops of Martian soil.
The picture is a mosaic of 850 telephoto frames and 21 wide angle views taken with the high-resolution, mast-mounted cameras. An additional 25 black-and-white pictures, mostly of the rover itself, were shot with the Navigation Camera. Put it on your screen and enjoy almost being there.
All the photos were taken between Oct. 5 and Nov. 16, 2012. You’ll notice different levels of atmospheric clarity depending on the day the images were shot. Have fun. If you find any little green men, do let us know.