January 18, 2017
Watch these two videos from NASA:
The first one, from 2015, is actually quite amazing in my opinion. Remember the description of the landing.
A lot of this looks fake. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. I know that doesn’t mean it is, but the presentation leaves a lot to be desired given the expectation of totally real footage, as was posted on the screen. Furthermore, what happened to the turning of the probe during descent from the first video? The probe supposedly rotated as it came down. Perhaps the engineers factored this in and the camera rotated to keep orientation stable. Still, why does the video released in 2015 look better than the “actual imagery” released last week?