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Visit Mars through Nasa’s 360° view video

The two-minute video provides 360° views of the Martian landscape, featuring footage taken on April 4 by the Mast camera atop NASA’s Curiosity rover, which first landed on the planet in 2012.

travel Updated: Apr 30, 2016 07:08 IST
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The footage was taken on April 4 by the Mast camera atop NASA’s Curiosity rover.(YouTube grab)

You have got to take a look at how it is at Mars as seen by a space rover in a 360° view video recently published online by Nasa.

The two-minute video provides 360° views of the Martian landscape, featuring footage taken on April 4 by the Mast camera atop Nasa’s Curiosity rover, which first landed on the planet in 2012.

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A press release explains what viewers see before them: “The scenes show wind-sculpted textures in the sandstone bedrock close to the rover, and Gale Crater’s rim rising above the crater floor in the distance. Mount Sharp stands in the middle of the crater, which is about 96 miles (154 kilometers) in diameter.”

The rover is now heading back towards a lake-deposited mudstone surface 4.7 miles away to learn more about Mars’ microbial history.

Watch the video here:

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