This Incredible Video Of Mars Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before

Mars colony landing in sections

The spacecraft are continuing to beam incredible images of the red planet's surface back to Earth, and some of the probes have even solved Martian mysteries in the process.

HiRISE camera, which is on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, captured around 50,000 images of the planet Mars over the course of 12 years.

In a bid to bring the images to life, Jan Frodjman, a Finnish filmmaker, has transformed the HiRISE imagery into a stunning video.

Fröjdman processed the images by picking reference points in the photos and then spending about three months converting them into 3D images.

In theory, the successors to these Robonauts would help facilitate the colonization of Mars by building the necessities humans need before their arrival and further assisting the astronauts with tasks while on the red planet.

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Fröjdman added colors by hand to the gray-scale images taken by HiRISE, and there are even a few sound effects and the occasional blast of thrusters to add to the effect of maneuvering, I don't know, perhaps a jetpack, over our neighboring world.

Other features of the Red Planet include the intriguing dark lines on its surface which scientists think are caused by trickling water just beneath the surface. Fröjdman says that he couldn't find any software that would automate the process, but he might be kicking himself at the moment.

But what would it look like if you were up in space, flying above Mars yourself? But I'm afraid it will not be possible in my lifetime, "says the videographer, relayed by kottke". For this film, I had to choose more than 33,000 points of reference!

The enthusiastic photographer was amazed on the topographic features of the Red Planet.

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