Watch This Stunning 3D Flyover of Mars

From the cold of space, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has quietly been snapping pictures of Mars for the last 18 years. Using a camera system called HiRise, it’s been mapping and taking detailed stills of the Mars surface.

Now, a Finnish filmmaker named Jan Fröjdman has taken those stills and very painstakingly stitched them together into a gorgeous video, while also adding realistic color to the varied textures and surfaces of the Red Planet.  The result is stunning, a serene yet unfamiliar flyover of magnificent landscapes that are as varied as they are beautiful.

Mars, we’re coming for you. This takes us one step closer.

We highly recommend you watch this fullscreen, with the resolution turned up to 2K. Via Gizmodo: