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Fly over Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

08-11-2010 11:19 CST

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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.

 
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