The Curiosity rover took two unusual photos of the slope of Mount Sharp on a neighboring planet. The pictures were taken on November 16: the first in the morning at 8:30 a.m. and the second in the afternoon at 4:10 p.m.
– The team was so inspired by the beauty of the landscape that they combined two versions of black and white photos from different times of the day and added colors to create a rare postcard from the Red Planet – we can read on NASA’s website.
Thanks to the contrasting lighting at different times of the day, many unique details of the landscape could be highlighted. I have to admit that the end result is really impressive.
Curiosity takes photos from time to time to cover the entire area. Later, relatively low-resolution images are compressed and sent to earth for us to admire today.
Interestingly, the rover was originally sent on a two-year mission that was extended indefinitely. It’s been over 3,300 days of his activity on Mars during which he took hundreds of thousands of different photos along with a number of different studies.