Video screenshot via NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS
For almost two minutes you can take a quick respite on the Red Planet, which is believed to be the next home of humanity.
NASA is just shared a fascinating video that allows you to view the surface of Mars 360 degrees. The panorama was taken at Van Zyl Overlook on Percy’s Mastcam-Z from April 15-26, and consists of 992 images stitched together – a total of 2.4 billion pixels.
Added to the experience are recordings of Martian voices, and Rover voices are edited. So far, this is the closest bet to a visit to the Red Planet, but you probably wouldn’t be too angry about it.
Explore Drag and drop this video to zoom in or out on the Van Zyl Overlook app. It’s best to experience it with the headphones on, and you can even use VR headphones, if you have any, to almost simulate walking on Mars.