NASA is currently working on a new Mars exploration mission, and is developing a new rover to better explore the surface of the planet. This new rover, which is scheduled for launching in 2020, will be a lot more advanced than its predecessors. It will be able to send back high-quality images and photos, as researchers had equipped it with 23 cameras.
The new rover has an impressive number of 23 cameras
The exploration of Mars will reach a whole new level in 2020, when NASA will send its brand new rover to roam the surface of the Red Planet. This rover promises a lot more images, thanks to the 23 new cameras it will be equipped with.
All these cameras will deal with identifying formations on the surface or making various calculations depending on what the rover meets in its way. This means that, apart from capturing images and sending them back to Earth, it can identify different obstacles on the way and calculate the its own trajectory.
It will produce the most detailed images ever captured on Mars
Also, it can analyze the composition of the atmosphere, and will start sending images even before landing on Mars. All of these pictures will benefit from 3D imaging techniques, and should feature a lot more color than those captured by Curiosity or by other previous rovers. They should have about 20 megapixels and the highest resolution ever seen in Mars photos.
However, there is a small issue with such a high-tech equipment. It will collect a huge amount of data, which is a bit too much for it to be easily sent to Earth. Therefore, it will have to compress all these images so that they won’t require too many resources to be transmitted. Then, the rover will use other spacecrafts flying in the area to take some of its information load and make its task easier.
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