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Here are some strictly scientific (but equally, or more, stunning) Mars landscape renderings and animations using images and topography from the HiRiSE camera on the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Created by another talented space enthusiast, Sean Doran. Next best thing to being there...

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 02:51 UTC as 8th comment

One remarkable thing that no-one has commented on- there are no foreground/background mismatches due to parallax. That means that the arm was manipulated to point the camera in 55 different directions while keeping the optical center of the camera in the same 3-dimensional location. Quite a technical tour de force! I can never get that right with Photosynth...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 03:43 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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