NASA Releases 360-Degree Interactive Video Taken From the Mars Curiosity Rover
NASA Releases 360-Degree Interactive Video Taken From the Mars Curiosity Rover

Last month, NASA’s Curiosity rover sent a “selfie” from Mars, seen above, stitched from 57 separate images it had taken on the red planet.

Now, NASA has released an interactive video showing what it’s like to see Mars from the rover’s perspective, using a new set of images and Facebook’s 360-degree video technology.

Use your smart phone to explore Mars with me in 360 degrees. #FromWhereIStand

Posted by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover on Saturday, January 30, 2016

“This is a neat 360 video from the surface of Mars. You can look around like you’re actually on the planet,” Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook. “This is just the beginning of what we can do with virtual reality and 360 video. Pretty amazing.”

The video was first posted exclusively on the Facebook page of the Curiosity rover.

But NASA wants to go beyond a 360-degree video. It has plans to create an entire virtual reality simulator of Mars, which it wants to release to the public sometime this summer, according to Gizmodo.

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