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That is so full of fantastic... you've surely seen a bunch of descent and landing photos (which this person used), and some animations from NASA, but this video created by Bard Canning is perfect!

Here's how Canning describes it: "Working frame-by-frame, it took me four weeks to produce this video. It was a labor of love. You can support my efforts with a donation or just let me know that you enjoyed it. Ultra-resolution, smooth-motion, detail-enhanced, color-corrected, interpolated from the original 4 frames per second to 30 frames per second. This video plays real-time at the speed that Curiosity descended to the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012."



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Dec. 4th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
that is super cool!
Dec. 4th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Photography taken to its extremes, eh? Can you imagine the kind of equipment necessary to take a video of that quality, while descending through an atmosphere at a bajillion mph... and then landing? Wow!
Dec. 4th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Wow. Just ... wow.
Dec. 4th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Isn't it, though? I love how modern technology allows us to SEE MARS close-up.
Dec. 5th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
What really got me was the panoramic view. You could be sitting in the middle of the Mojave and it would look much the same.
Dec. 4th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hee. I saw this at SETI on the big screen - and I'm going back tonight for an update on Curiosity's first four months of Marscombing, from one of the project scientists at JPL. I do love living in the future, but living in the Bay Area ain't bad either, with both SETI and NASA Ames in walking distance...
Dec. 4th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)

Is Jealous.

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