One of the best things about the Curiosity mission is that the folks at JPL make all (and I mean every single last one) of the raw images available to the public to download and play around with. Indeed, this is what a lot of space bloggers have been doing like Emily Lakdawalla and @mars-stu‘s Gale Gazette (both are essential reading). I noticed however that a timelapse had yet to be done.
So, on my day off the other day with nothing much to do, thanks to the rain, I spent a few hours downloading every single (or the majority of) images from Curiosity’s left navigation camera. Slap em together at 6 frames per second, add some music and this is what you get…enjoy.
I am also working on a front hazard camera timelapse, but you will need to wait for more photos to be taken as there haven’t been as many yet. Stay tuned.
- Curiosity Rover Touches 1st Martian Rock, Makes Longest Drive Yet (space.com)
- NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Will Now Be Able To Take On-The-Go Photos (planetsave.com)
- HiRISE’s best view of Curiosity yet (planetary.org)
- Mars Rover Curiosity Has First Target in Sight (news.discovery.com)