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This Cinematic Mars Flyover Was Made from Real 3D Photos

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Photographer Jan Fröjdman has created something really cool. Using anaglyph images captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, he put together a real, cinematic flyover of Mars that looks like it came straight out of a Christopher Nolan movie.

The video was a passion project of Fröjman’s, who spend 3 months selecting images of Mars’ surface captured by the orbiter’s HiRISE camera, color grading them (they’re originally grayscale), and applying over 30,000 reference points in order to create these slow, cinematic panning shots.

“The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this type. This gives the opportunity to create different studies in 3D,” explains Fröjman in the video’s description. “There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet. And there are really great places on Mars!”

Check out the full video above and enjoy an aerial tour of Mars the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before.

(via DPReview)

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