Astronaut-eye view of Mars from orbit: A unique video tour of the Red Planet

Our famous full-orbit video is now available in YouTube.

The original 2010 description:

The Mars Express VMC team here at ESOC are delighted to publish today's special treat: a movie carefully compiled from 600 VMC images snapped during a single, complete 7-hour orbit on 27 May 2010. This video shows what future astronauts would likely see from their cockpit window: Mars turning below them as they sweep in orbit around the Red Planet, our beautiful planetary neighbour!

3 thoughts on “Astronaut-eye view of Mars from orbit: A unique video tour of the Red Planet

  1. Is it an equatorial orbit or an oblique one?? i assume its an elliptical one considering the changes in the distance. AND what is that black dot passing across down the screen 32-33 seconds. Another orbiter???

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