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Fancy Flying Over Mars? Now You Can..

It's time to ascend.

Mars Maven Mission Launch


.. Thanks to a new video which gives viewers a virtual flyover of the Martian terrain, based on real topographical data from a European satellite orbiting the planet.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has released the video in celebrating 10 years since ESA’s Mars Express probe launched in 2003. Ancient river beds, craters, lava flows and mountains are all part of the tour thanks to the stereographic camera aboard the probe.

The spacecraft was only given a lifespan of one Martian year, equivalent to 2 Earth years, which is a great achievement. Its due to continue orbiting the planet til 2014.


Source: Huffington Post