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NASA Announces Opportunity Number Racer Returns "Perseverance Valley" panorama enhancement image

via:博客园     time:2017/7/22 16:30:20     readed:790

NASA's "Opportunity No." rover detector has been on Mars for more than 13 years, and is still in the task of research, the current opportunity is running a two-year expansion mission. This year to May, it reached the top of the Perseverance Valley, the main destination of the mission. It is an ancient canyon that is situated on the edge of an endless crater and is etched by the fluid, and scientists still can not explain its formation.


Here, the opportunity number of the camera photographed the perseverance Valley unprecedented high-definition map. Researchers have studied the region and sought to look for clues to study the formation of this ancient canyon. Now, NASA has released an enhanced image of the stitching panorama of the Ritual Valley, which has a better understanding of this mysterious area of ​​Mars. The two mountain ranges in the panorama are the "Cape Tribulation" and the "Winnemucca", and the right side is the path left by the Opportunity detector.

Researchers speculate that the Perseverance Valley was formed billions of years ago by wind and water erosion processes or a small amount of water that is lubricated by mud and mud and muddy mudslides. When the opportunity number passes through the valley, the team member will use the captured image to find the texture and composition of the terrain and the changes during this period. This work will help researchers better understand the time of the formation of the valley and may reveal new clues about the existence and disappearance of water in the past.

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