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Incredible video of NASA’s Curiosity rover landing [video]

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No need to tap the farthest recesses of your imagination to picture what it would be like to descend to the surface of Mars anymore, thanks to this incredible video taken by the MARDI Descent Imager.

As Caleb A. Scharf at Scientific American explained:

Visual effects dab-hand, Daniel Luke Fitch, has used the more recently available HD frames of the descent to make this jaw-dropping movie. As he explains, it runs at 15 frames a second, which represents a speed-up of real events by 3 times. So the actual descent was not quite as ferocious, but it was pretty darn close.

Adding the little green men into the picture is still up to you, though.

Full story at YouTube via Scientific American.

Landing on Mars.

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