NASA’s Mars rover just released a stunning 360 degree video

Mars Curiosity rover tests soil scooping system

NASA has released a new 360 degree video from the Mars Curiosity rover which shows us what it’s like to stand in the middle of a giant crater on the red planet.

The video is not only amazing to watch, it’s also fully interactive. Simply click on the video and drag your mouse around the screen to control where you look on the Martian landscape.

Make sure you click on the HD button before you proceed — It’s the best way to get the fully intended visual experience.

Right now, Curiosity is gathering sand from a nearby mound, called Namib Dune — which is between 13 to 17 feet tall.

Namib Dune

The Mars Curiosity rover has released a few selfies in the past, but this is the first video to take advantage of the newly unveiled 360 degree video technology.