A trip to Mars
September 25, 2009 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Columbia Hills Flyover 2.0 - "a flyover of the Columbia Hills on Mars using data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Spirit, the Mars rover. "
posted by Burhanistan (12 comments total)

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Dear Metafilter: the best of space is probably my favorite thing about you.

Totally neat. Thanks Burhanistan.
posted by Lutoslawski at 8:41 AM on September 25, 2009

Wow. I was on Mars, there, for a couple of minutes...

Great link, Burhanistan.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 9:54 AM on September 25, 2009

That was awesome, thank you. I've been devouring Kim Stanely Robinson's Mars Trilogy, so this was especially cool to watch.
posted by donovan at 10:21 AM on September 25, 2009

Wow. Predictably, I got all misty when little rover came in to view. Great link.
posted by Mngo at 11:08 AM on September 25, 2009

Gorgeous game, great soundtrack, but the controls are a bit lacking. What do I push to get the little robot guy un-stuck?
posted by rokusan at 11:30 AM on September 25, 2009 [1 favorite]

I'm still amazed that this inanimate object can invoke an emotional response from people. Go little robot, go!
posted by njohnson23 at 12:19 PM on September 25, 2009

Outstanding, thank you.
posted by darkstar at 12:23 PM on September 25, 2009

So, did Dr. Manhattan hold the camera?
posted by The Whelk at 12:27 PM on September 25, 2009

Oh, and since it's topical:

New images reveal virtually pure water on Martian surface.


Definitive evidence that there's water on the Moon.

Pretty exciting: with water, you can get oxygen to breathe and hydrogen (fuel) on-site.
posted by darkstar at 12:30 PM on September 25, 2009

I also got misty - but it was when we retreated from the little robot, and left it there all small and helpless. My eyes kept returning to find the spot that was zooming away from view.

Best of the Web indeed. Well done Burhanistan.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 12:55 PM on September 25, 2009

I loved those little robots so much that I remixed a Mefimusic post about them
posted by The Whelk at 5:23 PM on September 25, 2009

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