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05/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mars Video Uses Real Data To Take You Through Giant Canyon

Adrian Lark, founder of Mars3D.com, has created a virtual 'flyover' video of the martian landscape using image data collected by NASA's HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment), the most powerful camera ever sent into space.

The stunning animation shows Mars's southwest Candor Chasma.

The creator says of the video and its imagery:

The spatial resolution is 1 meter for the altimetry data and 0.25 meters for the image data. There is no vertical exaggeration. The animation was created using Mars Explorer and was captured in realtime.

To see more breathtaking images of the Red Planet, check out our slideshow of NASA's most extraordinary images of Mars.

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(via OnOrbit.com)