Martian art. Author: “Kyuriositi”

Aug

8

2013

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Can robots engage in art ? Looking at a selection of photos that have been made Mars rover “Kyuriositi” and with which you can now see, in person, we can say with confidence that “Yes, they can!” Since its landing on the Red Planet our iron one only did that researched, experimented, and in most cases photographed so beautiful and such a desolate Mars. Almost every day, “Kyuriositi” were shot about 1,000 pictures, and at the moment it contains photos of more than 71 000 different images.

” Kyuriositi “, equipped with an impressive array of different cameras, continues to make the Martian surface and sends the images back to Earth, where scientists decide, where does the rover to move on and what areas to explore. For scientists, these photos in the first place it is important from a scientific point of view, but for you and me, they can not only learn something new about Mars, but also to enjoy the splendor of his desert.
Pyramid Stone

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A team of engineers “Kyuriositi” decided to call this dark pyramidal stone “Jake Matievich” in honor of NASA engineer Matievich Jacob (who died August 20, 2012) – mathematician, who played one of the most important roles in the design of our six-wheel friend. After “Kyuriositi” examined the stone laser and X-rays, a team of researchers came to the conclusion that these rocks on Mars, they had never seen before.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech
Martian landscape

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We all tend to think that the Red Planet is really … uh … red. However, “Kyuriositi” showed us that the Martian surface has different sets of colors: chocolate brown tones, bright pink, yellow, orange and even greenish hues. In the picture above the rover looks at a small hill at the foot of Mount Sharp.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Stone sculptures

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“Kyuriositi” has found and is looking at a beautiful rock formation outside of Yellowknife Bay.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Cracked Plain

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In “Kyuriositi” awakens his inner Ensel Adams and he captures the most northern edge of the Gulf of Yellowknife.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech
Texture

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Mastcam, rover right camera captures the shot stone with a rather interesting texture.

Image: Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Dusty valve

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Coil wires around the foot valve “Kyuriositi” through which samples of Martian soil fall into the inner laboratory rover for analysis.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Burim and Burn

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The line of small holes, which can be seen on the right hand side of the picture is made by laser shots. Big hole on the left – the result of the main drill “Kyuriositi.”

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Gun

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In fact, this is not no gun, but only a hand rover, which stores multiple tools needed for work. But you must admit, by that camera angle it looks like some futuristic laser system.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Martian “fences”

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Looking from the outside, these stones protruding from under the Martian surface, some may resemble a small fence.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Filter

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Intake filter “Kyuriositi,” through which the internal laboratory are the right size soil samples.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Foreground

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Rover looks at the vast empty plains. Behind him is the Gale Crater.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
“Fisheye”

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Rounded black-and-white image of the terrain in front of Mount Sharp, which fell on the stones and traces of the rover.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech
Hi!

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85 day stay on Mars “Kyuriositi” “decided” to make a funny picture of himself, turning the camera upside down.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Perfect color away

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Lovely view of the foot of Mount Sharp.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Macro Stone

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“Kyuriositi” used the camera MAHLI, to make a high-quality photograph of the stone.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Gardens of Stone

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On Mars, a lot of all kinds of stones. And this little “garden” of them can almost completely describe the situation on the planet.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
Brushes

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Two small brushes, which allow clean ” Kyuriositi “drilled them deeper into the Martian soil.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
The shadow of the heart

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The play of light and shadow on the Martian regolith, forming a heart.

Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
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