Saturday, May 26, 2012

Red Planet Becomes Blue In New Mars Image

The Red Planet has been turned blue in a new image taken by Nasa's rover perched on the edge of a 14 mile-wide crater.

The solar-powered robot, Opportunity, used its panoramic camera to capture Mars' landscape, lit-up by the late afternoon sun.

Scientists then coloured some of the picture an aqua blue tone to help show differences between various areas, including dunes on the Endeavour Crater's floor.

Rover, which has been on Mars for eight years, also snapped its own shadow in the picture which was made up of various different images.

Most were taken on March 9, 2012 - the 2,888th day that Opportunity has worked on the planet. Read More