Here’s something you don’t see everyday: an interactive 4-billion-pixel Mars panorama. To create this mind-blowing image, “Andrew Bodrov spent two weeks creating the interactive image using 407 pictures from the narrow angle and medium angle cameras on the head of NASA’s Curiosity rover and a bit of digital retouching.” Continue reading to interact with the panorama.

Here’s what Bodrov has to say: “[The camera] is only two megapixels, which by today’s standards is not huge. Of course, flying these electronic components from Earth to Mars, and having them survive the radiation and other hazards, means that they were not able to just use off-the-shelf cameras.

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