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Compound Eye

The many facets of science photography

A Martian landscape in four billion pixels


Stop whatever you are doing now and click on this:

(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

It's a massive image composited from several days of captures by the Mars Curiosity rover. The level of detail is astounding. You could spend days zooming around in there looking at martian rocks.

It's accomplishments like this that make me proud of my species.


The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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