Video: Footage of Curiosity gives you a point-of-view of landing on Mars.

Nothing much to say here. Just an illin’ point-of-view video of the rover landing on Mars. Tremendous.

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Have you ever wondered what you would see as you touched down on Mars? This timelapse video stitches together photos of the Curiosity rover’s descent, and lets you watch as the Martian surface comes closer and closer until you’re completely surrounded by alien dust.

Spaceflight 101┬ápulled together high-resolution images from the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI), capturing the heat shield separation and powered descent. It’s not quite a full frame rate video, but it’s still a remarkably view of what the rover saw as it landed.