Nightly News   |  October 11, 2011

Stunning photos show Martian landscape

A NASA Mars Rover took stunning photographs of the Martian landscape over a three-year trek. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And this is one of the most incredible motion pictures ever produced, and it's from Mars . It's actually a three-minute series of 309 still pictures put together. This is the little Mars Opportunity rover. It took three years to travel 13 miles and recorded the entire journey. We'll put the whole video on our website for you. Is it just us or do those Martian sand dunes remind you a lot of the Jersey Shore ? Either way, this is an incredible scientific achievement and it's hard to believe that what we're actually watching is happening on the surface of Mars .