Thursday, June 08, 2017

Mars in 360º

On r/space I saw this cool high-resolution VR panorama of the Mars landscape. You can look around 360º and see the environment of another planet in virtual reality, thanks to the Curiosity rover.

In the comments, there is a link to an even more amazing view from the martian surface at night. Without the light pollution we are accustomed to in Earth's populated areas, it is possible to see the full majesty of the Milky Way and the countless stars in the visible Universe.

I think if more people were able to witness the mind-blowing expanse of space & its stellar inhabitants, it would greatly shift our perspective of our place in the cosmos. We would realize the infinite scale of Reality and the relatively tiny, brief, & fragile nature of our individual selves.

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