Wheee! Curiosity's Descent to Mars, in Enhanced 1080 HD

Thanks to some image editing, Daniel Luke Fitch's version of the rover's Mars approach is extra crisp and breathtaking. 

Thanks to some image editing, Daniel Luke Fitch's version of the rover's Mars approach is extra crisp and breathtaking. The visual effects specialist describes how he did it:

This is a full-resolution version of the NASA Curiosity rover descent to Mars, taken by the MARDI descent imager. As of August 20, all but a dozen 1600x1200 frames have been uploaded from the rover, and those missing were interpolated using thumbnail data. The result was applied a heavy noise reduction, color balance, and sharpening for best visibility.

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