Images from Mars
By EXN Staff
The first panoramic colour images
Another feature of Tuesday's news conference was the unveiling of the first half of a monster panoramic shot. Processed by NASA technicians, the 180 degree panoramic view is a patchwork of images taken by the Pathfinder, showing full colour images of the Martian surface.
Researchers hope the half-raised ramp will collect dust that can be studied
Photos of one of the two moons orbiting Mars were also unveiled. Because of a programming glitch, it was thought that Pathfinder would not be able to capture photos of the smaller moon, Deimos, but thanks to the persistence of NASA researchers, the problem was overcome.
The first images of Diemos