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See Mars in high-definition courtesy Curiosity


Earlier this month all the hoopla was about Curiosity, a rover NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory sent to Mars. Although it boggles my mind how it did it, the Mars Descent Imager camera (known as MARDI) on Curiosity was able to shoot photos of Mars as Curiosity landed. As is typical with the Internet, videos were created using the photos and uploaded onto Youtube. Early on the videos were of low-quality, blurry images. Now you can view them in high-definition.

The following video, which is a time lapse video of 1600×1200 photos snapped by MARDI as Curiosity landed, shows Mars in high-definition. Check it out yourself:

Call me a space geek but that is just amazing. Not ISS amazing [2] but still amazing. Oh please tell me [3] you a agree.

[via Discover Magazine [4]]