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August 28, 2012

Descent to Mars — Curiosity landing in real time

From PetaPixel: "NASA's 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 hahahaspasm. 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."

Below, a comparison between the original NASA video and the new interpolated version.

August 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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