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Mars In 4K

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posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 09:52 PM
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Very cool video, if you've ever wondered what it would be like to actually be on Mars, then this is for you


From my understanding it's created from a mosaic of images taken from all the rover missions.



A world first. New footage from Mars rendered in stunning 4K resolution. We also talk about the cameras on board the Martian rovers and how we made the video.

The cameras on board the rovers were the height of technology when the respective missions launched.

A question often asked is:
‘Why don’t we actually have live video from Mars?’

Although the cameras are high quality, the rate at which the rovers can send data back to earth is the biggest challenge. Curiosity can only send data directly back to earth at 32 kilo-bits per second.

Instead, when the rover can connect to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we get more favourable speeds of 2 Megabytes per second.

However, this link is only available for about 8 minutes each Sol, or Martian day.

As you would expect, sending HD video at these speeds would take a long long time. As nothing really moves on Mars, it makes more sense to take and send back images.






posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Nice one, thanks!
"computers were harmed in the making of this..."

Beautiful and desolate and eerily familiar



posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 10:27 PM
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Super cool!

Thanks for posting this...



posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 10:42 PM
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Yeah, thanks OP, that was awesome to watch!



posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 10:58 PM
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Cool, you would think they were taken somewhere on earth.





posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

Simply magnificent!



posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 11:21 PM
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The colors! The colors!!!

Very nice!


Yeah, is reminiscent of a Ford movie!! Wonder if there are tumbleweeds on Mars?! (lol)



posted on Jul, 19 2020 @ 05:50 AM
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That was an outstanding video,thank you!
I find it haunting to see the tracks of the rover going off into the distance and the dried up river beds where water once flowed.
We are priveledged to see such images.





posted on Jul, 19 2020 @ 09:01 AM
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I didn't see any views from Spirit. Poor Spirit has been forgotten.

Thanks. Great video.



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