Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-Porn of the Day: Full-HD VIDEO OF MARS! Also, cats falling.

Last night, a friend of mine showed me a 360-degree panaoramic HD video of Mars as taken by the Mars rover. AMAZING AND GORGEOUS! Apparently, NASA didn't release it, but others (using stitching software) created this video from HD photos. Did I mention this is FROM MARS!

EDIT: Here's the original that Megan showed me last night. It's an even better panoramic video, and this one doesn't have crappy music. GO NOW!

(Note: Turn on full HD quality and turn off sound. Egad, who picks these soundtracks?)

And in other falling-toward-planets news, here's a video that examines the physics of falling cats. Ever wondered how they always land on their feet... without continuing to spin after they rotate feet-down? This is GREAT!

Science = LOVE

Tags: astronomy, random cool stuff, the space age

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