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Video shows Curiosity's descent on to Mars


Posted on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 | Comment icon 10 comments | News tip by: Archimedes


Image credit: NASA / Dominic Muller

 
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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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by booNyzarC on 27 August, 2012, 20:53
Awesome, thanks for sharing this Archimedes.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Iron_Lotus on 27 August, 2012, 21:16
absolutely stunning
Comment icon #3 Posted by Hilander on 27 August, 2012, 22:10
I'm waiting for pictures of little green men.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Walter White on 27 August, 2012, 22:20
That was cool, it's a strange feeling, it sounds stupid me even saying it but it's another planet, millions of miles away. The pictures just look unreal, but they are real. I'll just never get my head round the fact that these pictures are of another planet. So clear yet so far away... I love it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by highdesert50 on 28 August, 2012, 13:12
Wonderful. We so need to be given the opportunity to be inspired with the adventure of exploration and promise as we were with the lunar missions so many years ago.
Comment icon #6 Posted by King Fluffs on 28 August, 2012, 13:46
Bloody brilliant.
Comment icon #7 Posted by jgorman628 on 28 August, 2012, 16:16
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
Comment icon #8 Posted by goodgodno on 29 August, 2012, 0:31
Stunning.
Comment icon #9 Posted by acidlung on 29 August, 2012, 7:02
That just takes your breath away for a few seconds. Then you start thinking about what it must be like to be on Mars. NASA has been great about sharing this grand experiment with us civilians. Thanks for link, Archimedes. These are amazing times that we are living in.
Comment icon #10 Posted by andy hair candy on 29 August, 2012, 13:57
ahhh wow! what a sight to behold... touchdown. breath taking stuff, im so greatfull to get the internet at this time, been waiting for this for months now. now we need to send all our earth waste there GARBAGE WORLD


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