Fly Over Mars In This Spectacular Video

This is the closest you’re going to get to actually being there.

1. You’ll probably never get to take a helicopter ride over Mars.

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2. But this is what you might see if you did.

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The images and data used to create the video come from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express, which has orbited the red planet 12,500 times since it arrived in 2003.

3. Here’s the flyover in full.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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