Curiosity Rover Cameras Gather Pictures For 360-Degree Panorama

NBC News http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/03/16329185-curiosity-rover-studies-rocks-and-a-flower-on-mars?lite (1/3, Boyle) reports in its “Cosmic Log” blog, “The cameras on NASA’s Curiosity rover have been clicking away over the holidays – gathering enough pictures for a 360-degree panorama of its rocky surroundings at Yellowknife Bay, plus a close-up view showing a ‘Martian flower’ seemingly sprouting from the surface. The panorama was assembled from pictures snapped by the rover’s navigation camera system on the 132nd Martian day of Curiosity’s mission on the Red Planet, also known as Sol 132 or Dec. 19.”