NASA Explains Curiosity Rover's 17 Cameras
Justin Maki, NASA JPL's engineering camera team lead for the Curiosity rover, explains the roles of each of Curiosity's 17 onboard cameras. We learn why some cameras only shoot in greyscale while others are full-color, the sensor resolution limitations of the cameras, and how Curiosity is able to stitch together a wide-angle self portrait on Mars. In other Curiosity news, LEGO has announced that the MSL Curiosity Rover will be its next official Cuusoo project, which is in line with its other space and science-themed Cuusoo kits. It beat out a Portal and Star Wars Sandcrawler submission, and will available in the coming months.