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.
“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.