Watch: This animated video of Mars will give you the impression of flying over the red planet
The simulation was created using actual data from cameras on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
There have been several missions by countries around the world to gather data about the neighbouring planet, Mars. But we are yet to get an actual visual tour of the red planet’s landscapes.
Visual artist Seán Doran decided to fill this gap by creating a series of virtual simulations of Mars’s landscapes. Doran used actual data obtained by the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which provided him with high resolution images.
Although it is not actual footage, the realistic effect was achieved after intense processing of the data and images. The video, titled “Gorgonum Chaos,” comes in two parts (above and below), and gives the thrilling impression of actually flying over the red planet.