"When people look at it, it looks crazy. That's a very natural thing. Sometimes when we look at it, it looks crazy."
-Adam Steltzner, NASA engineer working on the Mars Curiosity Rover.
Steltzner's opening lines for NASA's Mars Curiosity rover "trailer" video below may sound hyperbolic, but this video truly captures the scientific drama of this project. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's news department has combined great visualizations, compelling interviews and an Inception-like soundtrack to sell us on the Curiosity rover.
Do yourself a favor, and watch it!
NASA and NASA enthusiasts have produced a number of beautiful, informative videos over the past couple years like the one above. Here's a glimpse at a few of our other recent favorites.
Cassini Saturn ImagesChris Abbas has compiled some of the great images from NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn and paired it with a Nine Inch Nails track. The result is a somewhat trippy tour through some of the mission's best imagery of the famously ringed planet.
You can watch the video in HD on Vimeo here.
ISS Time LapseYou've probably seen this video before, but it's definitely worth a second viewing. Michael Konig put together several clips taken from the International Space Station over a month last fall. All together, the clips provide dazzling views of city lights, auroras and lightning storms all from a 350 km high perspective.
You should definitely check out this video on Vimeo for the fullscreen HD experience.