Watch a Stunning HD Video of the Mars Rover Landing

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A YouTube user spent four days creating this two minute video showing NASA’s  Mars Curiosity Rover descending to the surface of the Red Planet. This historic landing was part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, which might help NASA plan a human exploration of Mars in the future.

Apparently, the YouTuber somehow enhanced the footage supplied by NASA, because he says about this clip: “…footage interpolated from ~4 frames per second to 25 frames per second.” He also points out that the clip shows the descent in “real time”. 

Honestly, even if you’re like me and have no idea what “interpolated” means, it doesn’t matter. Just put this clip on full-screen and be amazed.

Health professional/writer living in Richmond, Virginia. Graduate of the University of South Carolina. My interests include film, art, technology, and travel.

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