Fly over Mars
Posted By Emily Lakdawalla
08-11-2010 11:19 CST
Adrian Lark has posted several new flights over gorgeous Martian landscapes to his Youtube channel. My favorite of his recent ones is this dive into Zumba crater:
But don't miss the other recently posted videos, flying around West Holden crater, Dunes in Herchel crater, and a Dune Avalanche. Adrian creates his animations from digital elevation models produced by the HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, using a 3D engine that he wrote himself that actually generates the flythroughs in real time, just like in a video game. Here's an older video of his, of Candor Chasma.