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Fly over planet Mars with Finnish filmmaker (video)

From a 3D video on Mars by Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman.

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Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman was curious what it would be like to fly over the planet Mars and he had the skills and patience to let us all come along for the ride.

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Fly over planet Mars with Finnish filmaker (video)

Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman was curious what it would be like to fly over the planet Mars and he had the skills and patience to let us all come along for the ride.

Fröjdman took three months to stitch together topographic data and images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that is flying above the red planet.

He added colour by hand to the grayscale images of several areas of Mars and gave them movement in an animated 3D video that doesn't require special glasses.

"This film is not scientific," Fröjdman warns.  As a space enthusiast I have just tried to visualise the planet my way.

"The video begins with a nearby approach to Mars moon Phobos. There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet. And there are really great places on Mars!"

See for yourself:

A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS from Jan Fröjdman on Vimeo.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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