Check out this jaw-dropping, 360-degree image from Mars that makes you feel like you’re on the red planet
If you have ever wondered what it might feel to be inside a huge crater on the surface of mars, look no further. An incredible interactive image just released by NASA, taken by our very own alien robot on the red planet is breathtaking, incredible and makes you feel as if you were right there with the rover. I guess not long from now, in the near future, humanity will set foot on Mars, taking the exploration of our solar system to another level. In the meantime, all of us can explore the red planet through the incredible images presented by NASA.
The interactive video seen below is more than a realistic experience from Mars. Click on the video and drag your way across the screen and enjoy Mars like you have never done before.
This view of the downwind face of “Namib Dune” on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. (Note: If you are using Safari, try a different browser. YouTube’s 360 player so far does not support Safari). The site is part of the dark-sand “Bagnold Dunes” field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Images taken from orbit indicate that dunes in the Bagnold field move as much as about 3 feet (1 meter) per Earth year.
What you will see is a brand-new never before seen experience from Mars inside the Gale Crater which is over one hundred kilometers wide. The region on Mars called Bagnold field is one of the many vast areas on the red planet covered by active sand dunes.
In the image, you can see Mount sharp, one of the best-known locations on Mars, stretching three miles high with mysterious channels etched along its face, which, according to researchers, were carved by flowing water at some point during Mar’s anomalous history. While looking at this powerful interactive image, imagine what Mars looked life in the distant past, when huge oceans, lakes and rivers existed on its surface, and when an atmosphere, eerily similar to that of Earth, protected its environment from the dangers of space.