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NASA Mars video feels like a sci-fi movie: See the images

A case of life imitating art, more than 30 million miles away

On Monday, NASA unveiled the breathtaking footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars.

More than any other Mars mission before it, this one was loaded with cameras to offer a front-row seat to landing on another planet.

The resulting video should give any fan of sci-fi movies a little déjà vu. Except this is all real.

Photo: NASA/JPL CalTech

Here is the parachute opening, some four minutes into the "seven minutes of terror," shot by the parachute look-up camera, positioned on the backshell of the spacecraft.