Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Astonishing 3-D color computer simulation of low-level flight over the surface of Mars

It will be a very long time before we can afford to send humans to Mars, given the estimated cost of roughly $1 trillion for round trip fare.

But until then we can sit back and be armchair "virtual astronauts" thanks to our robotic emissaries that photomap the Red Planet. Combine those snapshots with powerful computer image processing -- and you're all but physically there!

Rest of the article here http://news.discovery.com/space/barnstorming-mars-in-3d.html

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