Skip to comments.Footage of Curiosity’s Descent onto Mars Interpolated to 25 Frames per Second
Posted on 08/27/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
NASAs Curiosity Rover snapped photographs at 5 frames per second as it descended onto the face of Mars a few weeks ago. The footage that results when the images are combined into a 15 frame per second HD video is pretty amazing, but apparently not amazing enough for a YouTube user named hahahaspam. He spent four straight days taking the 5 fps footage and interpolating it to 25 frames per second. This means that instead of a video showing the choppy landing at 3 times the actual speed, his video shows the landing smoothly and in real time!
(Excerpt) Read more at petapixel.com ...
Now, this is what you see when you look up “cool” in the dictionary.
Absolutely the coolest thing I’ve seen all day. Domo!
Little green men? Okay, okay...I know when I've gone too far.
One comment: It looks like the entire landing site was scoured by the rockets, since numerous rocks seem to be uncovered. I guess the four scour marks are much deeper.
There is a lot of water ice on Mars, comprising large geological features near the poles.
Found it! Ice on Mars
May 28, 2002: Using instruments on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft, surprised scientists have found enormous quantities of buried treasure lying just under the surface of Mars -- enough water ice to fill Lake Michigan twice over. And that may be only the tip of the iceberg.
Meteorite Impacts Expose Ice on Mars
September 24, 2009: Meteorites recently striking Mars have exposed deposits of frozen water not far below the Martian surface.
If there are "large geological features" on the surface then that's news to me.
Got link? I'm interested now.
You know though, when they dug that little trench and found "ice", I didn't believe that. Seemed like "dry ice" to me. I even sent in a skeptical remark, and amazingly I got a reply ... blah blah blah, but a reply.
I’ll just continue watching “from afar”, if you will, as I have been. If anything “exciting” gets found I’ll hear about it one way or another.
May the bluebird of happiness fly up your nose.
At about 1:17 you can see the transition between the parachute and the skycrane as the view abruptly stops swinging, looking for all the worlds like an Apollo landing.
Yeah, but where’s the flag? (Just kidding.) Thanks for posting.
Thanks Darksheare. An ‘extra, extra’ ping to APoD members.
it’s folks like you that make this site a great place...
That was awesome !!!
My very first FR post:
Very cool. Wish I’d seen John Carter there!
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