Tour The Surface Of Mars With This Amazing Video From The ESA
I'll admit, I had no idea that the European Space Agency (ESA) had launched a Mars Orbiter back in 2004. Subsequently, I had no idea about the fantastic imagery it had been collecting. Well, consider me up to speed with the release of this stunning video from the ESA's YouTube channel via the DLR German Aerospace Center.
This video tour across the surface of Mars is made up of images collected by the ESA's 'Mars Express' orbiter which has been circling the Red Planet since its arrival in 2005. During its 12,500+ orbits of the planet, Mars Express has been collecting what the ESA calls "unprecedented images and data", all of which has helped construct this highly detailed view of the rocky terrain covering Mars.
You'll want to watch this in HD and potentially on mute, because the weird panpipe electronica music is just awful.