The past decade has given us amazing footage of Mars from orbit and from the ground but it wasn’t until I saw this video of assembled imagery that I realized I’d never seen a full rotation of its surface anywhere. Assembled by a Redditor from orbital imagery using Blender.
A Jilin-1 satellite at an altitude of 535km captured an orbital view of an OS-X1 rocket launch from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert on September 7. The OS-X1 is a suborbital research rocket developed by Chinese aerospace company OneSpace. You can also check out the view from the ground for a full 360 mashup.