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A Finnish filmmaker’s fake flyover of Mars is better than the real thing

By Nushmia Khan
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

If you were to take a flight over Mars, you probably wouldn’t get much of a view. Visibility is low because of all of the dust in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

Luckily, now you won’t have to travel so far to be disappointed, thanks to Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman. Over the course of three months, Fröjdman stitched together thousands of NASA’s high-resolution 3D photographs of Mars’ surface. The photos were taken over the past 12 years using a HiRISE camera, and require 3D glasses to be properly viewed.

Now, thanks to Fröjdman’s efforts, you can view the images as mesmerizing video footage, a sampling of which is in the video above.

It’s just like flying over Mars—only better.

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