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VIDEO: NASA lets you take a 360 tour of Mars

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If Matt Damon's misadventures didn't put you off the notion of a journey to the Red Planet, NASA's latest video might.

Created by stitching together 57 high resolution images from the Curiosity Rover, this 360 degree panorama allows you to pan and tilt your way around Mars' Bagnold Dune Field - a world of rubble, rocks and sand. Like Blackpool, but without the pier. 

The video takes advantage of Facebook's latest 360 VR tech, providing a brilliantly immersive experience should you open the video on your smartphone, panning and tilting as though you've got your own private window into Mars. 

We won't be rushing to join any one-way trips for now.

There's not even a Starbucks. 

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