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    The panorama, comprised of more than 1,000 snaps taken between noon and 2 pm (Mars time) during the Thanksgiving holidays in 2019, was created by the rover's Mast Camera, or Mastcam using its telephoto lens, NASA said.

    NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover has taken its highest-resolution panorama yet of Mars.

    "The rover's Mastcam...relied on its medium-angle lens to produce a lower-resolution, nearly 650-million-pixel panorama that includes the rover's deck and robotic arm", NASA said on its official website.

    The panorama captures "Glen Torridon", an area of Mars 5.5. kilometre-high (3.4-miles) that was named after Torridon in Scotland.

    According to Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity's project scientist, this was the first time the Curiosity rover mission has produced a stereo 360-degree panorama.

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