Mars Perseverance 360°

This 360 degree panorama from the surface of Mars was created by the

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS team. 142 separate images from the Perseverance Mars Rover were stitched together by the team to form one image providing a 360 degree view from the rover's Mastcam-Z. Arizona State University in Tempe leads the operations of the Mastcam-Z instrument, working in collaboration with Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego. Using their image I made some minor local area contrast adjustments, smoothed some (but not all) of the stitching errors, smoothed the brightness mismatches in the sky, and rendered the panorama for display as an interactive online panorama. In every other respect, the image is unaltered. This panorama allows one to zoom in a fair amount to view fine detail. Read more about this image at this NASA website. - Martin van Hemert