Maybe one day when we humans finally get to Mars, we’ll take our Android phones and the Google Photo albums and montages we’ve created. Until then, we can vicariously live through a Google video imagining what it would be like if NASA’s Perseverance vehicle used the image mapping system.
Google released the video on Wednesday in honor of the vehicle’s six-month anniversaryOn February 18. It’s a fun journey through pictures of rocks, landscapes, selfies and a helicopter of creativity.
Google had plenty of images to work with in creating the video, which takes us through imagined rover albums, including groups called “Shadow Selfies,” “Rocks,” and “extra Rocks.”
Perseverance has taken over 125,000 photos since its arrival. If the rover really uses Google Photos to archive its photos, it will.
There are some good science jokes tucked away in the video, including the part where the rover searches for “water” and “Mars” and gets a “no results” message. However, the dunes are another story.
While the video is a clever part of Google Images marketing, it’s also an entertaining way for space enthusiasts to revisit and relive their rover adventures so far. The only thing missing is the funny perseverance picture.”. Put this file under ‘Extra Rocks’.
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