Blockbuster 3D movies can be tremendously disappointing. But you know what's not disappointing at all? This video that lets you fly across a Martian chaos terrain, in 3D.

The brief flight comes to us courtesy of the ESA, who used footage from their Mars Express Orbiter to give us a taste of what it would be like to buzz the tops of the Hydraotes Chaos.

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Chaos terrain was an excellent choice of landscape, in part because the mix of peak and mountains laid out seemingly at random is certainly a dramatic choice for an up-close flight. But it's also because, unlike many Martian landscapes that offer a slightly twisted version of something we might see on Earth, chaos terrains have no Earthly equivalent (with the notable exception, perhaps, of a slightly burned meringue) making this flight not only exciting, but uncommon.