If you follow NASA on social media, then you must be aware of the intriguing photos and videos the organization is sharing that are creating a buzz among space enthusiasts. And their recent share is a good example of that. The images of Mars that look like digital paintings win hearts and can have the same effect on you.
NASA JPL shared the images via its official Twitter handle. The organization describes itself as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages many robotic missions. “These images? They’re Mars! NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is releasing one of its last rainbow-colored maps, revealing dozens of minerals found on the surface of the Red Planet. The 5.6 gigapixel map will be released over the next six months.” be released in batches,” NASA JPL wrote in a Twitter post. The stunning images showing six views of the Nili Fossae region of Mars were captured by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), one of the instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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The post was shared by NASA JPL a few hours ago. It has since amassed over 2,700 likes and over 370 retweets. The sharing has also led to people flocking to the comments section.
“I like pastel colors very much, they are the delight of human sight,” wrote one person. “The only thing that sets these images apart from art is the intent,” commented another. “This is actually a perfect phone wallpaper,” shared a third.
“Why one of the latter? Is the end in sight for MRO?” asked a fourth Twitter user, to which NASA replied, writing: “Hey there! MRO’s mission continues. The images were taken with its CRISM (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars) instrument. CRISM’s cryocoolers have completed their life cycle and are coming soon. it will no longer be able to detect the full wavelength range for these images.”