Marc Razze and Brian White from the Public Services Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory yesterday hosted a live online talk about the cameras in space.

Speakers Dr. Justin Maki, Imaging Scientist and Deputy Principal Investigator for Perseverance Rover’s Mastcam-Z provided an overview of the history and improvements to camera systems on the surface of Mars. Hallie Abarca, Mars 2020/Perseverance Image and Data Processing Operations Lead, talked about how the data is processed from raw images to completed photos and panoramas.

This talk was a part of JPL’s long-running Theodore von Kármán lecture series. Next month, we can look forward to another talk in the series, Oh, Jupiter! We Thought We Knew You, on how our knowledge and understanding of Jupiter and Europa has grown over the past few years.

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