A new high definition video has been released which shows the descent in unprecedented detail.
Reddit user Dominic Muller created the video by taking the original descent footage from NASA and then applying a technique called frame interpolation to smooth it out. In just four days, Muller turned the otherwise low resolution footage in to a breathtaking high-definition vista showing the view from below Curiosity as it descended towards the Martian surface.
Set to a musical score by Kevin Macleod, the footage has generated great interest since its release. Many viewers have commented that given the clarity of the footage it is all too easy to forget that you are actually looking at another world.
"On the video's YouTube page Muller explains that he used an editing technique called frame interpolation, which allowed him to take the original choppy video released by NASA and smooth it out."
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Source: LA Times
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