Since 360 degree video came out, people have done some pretty cool things with it. With this crazy new technology you can see every angle of parades, concerts, music festivals, sporting events and even scenes from movies. With a tilt of your screen or a swipe of your mouse you can look around an entire space and feel like you’re right there. Now, ‘walking’ around Disneyland from the comfort of your home may be pretty cool, but NASA probably owns the game, bringing us 360 videos that are out of this world (sorry, we had to).
NASA has given us a sneak peek at what it would be like to stand on the face of Mars. In their latest video, they offer a panoramic view of the Murray Buttles area on Mars captured by the Curiosity Mars Rover earlier this month. It looks like something out of a Star Wars movie.
The video may not be moving, but important features in the landscape are labeled–you know, just in case we’re going to need to navigate it in the future–and it looks like you’re right there (except for the fact that there’s no sky).
This isn’t the only 360 of Mars NASA has made public either. Earlier this year, they released a video of the Namib Dune on Mars.
Well, NASA, we’d say you’re using this technology to it’s full potential. Now we can all experience being in a place humans probably won’t see in person for at least a few decades (except for Matt Damon, of course). So how long until we can see that cool-looking Red Spot on Jupiter?