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High-definition video of Curiosity Mars landing is latest boon for rover fans

View Photo Gallery: NASA’s rover Curiosity is rolling about deep in a Martian crater after a picture-perfect descent and landing, beginning what promises to be one of the most ambitious planetary missions in history.

It’s almost as if you can’t explore a corner of the Internet without coming across a video of the Mars Curiosity landing.

There’s NASA’s version:

Then there’s the high-definition version with 12 missing high-definition frames “interpolated” from thumbnail images:

The video above was put together by Daniel Luke Fitch, a visual effects editor, Wired’s Adam Mann reports. The images from Curiosity represent the first recorded landing of an object on Mars, and are an opportunity to relive the moment over and over again.

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Emi Kolawole is the editor-in-residence at Stanford University's, where she works on media experimentation and design.



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