Spectacular 3D Mars Video Brings Red Planet to Life




 
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Spectacular 3D Mars Video Brings Red Planet to Life
 
November 2nd, 2013  
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Spectacular 3D Mars Video Brings Red Planet to Life
A newly released video, created by stitching together images taken by a veteran Mars spacecraft, provides a richly detailed, three-dimensional view of the Red Planet. The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft has orbited the Red Planet nearly 12,000 times, capturing images of Martian valleys, canyons and lava flows that have provided unprecedented views of planet's terrain. "For the first time, we can see Mars spatially in three dimensions," Ralf Jaumann, project manager for the Mars Express mission at the German Aerospace Center, said in a statement. Mars Express has covered 37 million square miles (97 million square kilometers) of Mars' surface (out of 56 million square miles or 145 million square kilometers) in high resolution.




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