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Filmmaker reveals video made from NASA images of Mars

Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman spent three months stitching the images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera.

Filmmaker Painstakingly Crafts One of the Best Looks at Mars Ever

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the course of 12 years, the HiRISE camera has been photographing the Red Planet inch-by-inch from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Around 50,000 still images have been taken and anyone can check out hi-res stereo versions online. A Finnish filmmaker has spent three months converting the photos into a short video… Read more...

Fly Over Mars’s Actual Landscape With a 3D Recreation From Real Satellite Images - Everyone gets the window seat!

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The still, 2D images of Mars' landscape captured by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are fascinating on their own, but since most of us are unlikely to ever visit the planet—though that could still change—we'll never really get to see what it truly looks like. Show More Summary

A fictional flight above real Mars

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Using real images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Jan Fröjdman created a 3D-rendered flyover of several areas of the planet’s surface. In this film I have chosen some locations and processed the images into panning video clips. Show More Summary

NASA Mars orbiter tracks back-to-back regional storms

A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA finds missing spacecraft using ground-based radar

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Two unmanned probes lost in space have been located by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Too small to be seen with optical telescopes, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Indian Space Research Organization's...Show More Summary

Similar-looking ridges on Mars have diverse origins

Thin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Trilobites: Looking at Your Home Planet from Mars

The camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter needed to be calibrated, so it made this image of the moon and Earth, which NASA released on Friday.

A Distant View of Home

When I saw the image above, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Recognize them? Those are the Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars. That image was taken by the phenomenal HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which was just over 200 million km from Earth at the time. Show More Summary

NASA plots 2017 solar eclipse path with best accuracy yet

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Combining elevation data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) with Earth topography data, NASA researchers have produced the most accurate map ever created for the path of totality of the total solar eclipse that will be...Show More Summary

Image: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the Earth and its moon

From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.

A bit of perspective…

3 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

…with this stunning composite image of the Earth and its moon, courtesy of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. [Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona] From the associated text This composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image more...

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

During a recent calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a remarkable view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 million miles (205 million kilometers). It’s so clear, you can even make out our planet’s continents. Read more...

2017 Solar Eclipse Path: Moon Features Adjustment In New Animation

The jagged peaks and valleys of the moon make the path of totality for the the August 2017 solar eclipse an imperfect oval. Data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other products were used to make this visualization.

NASA moon data provides more accurate 2017 eclipse path

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Thanks to elevation data of the moon from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, coupled with detailed NASA topography data of Earth, we have the most accurate maps of the path of totality for any eclipse to date.

NASA selects mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA has selected a mission that will perform the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. The Lucy mission (which will feature a color imaging and infrared mapping spectrometer from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center) will launch in 2021 to study six of these exciting worlds.

SwRI to lead NASA's Lucy mission to Jupiter's Trojans

(Southwest Research Institute) NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead Lucy, a landmark Discovery mission to perform the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter.

NASA selects mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

NASA has selected a mission that will perform the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. The Lucy mission will launch in 2021 to study six of these exciting worlds.

Looks like something from another planet...

3 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Because it is:"... Groups of dark brown streaks have been photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on melting pinkish sand dunes covered with light frost..."

Baby 'Spiders' on Mars Expand Across Sand Dunes (Photos)

New images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show small, erosion-carved cracks in Red Planet sand dunes. The features may be infant versions of similar-looking but larger Martian channel-networks that have been dubbed spiders.

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