Ride with curiosity in 3d : Eyes on the solar system

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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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You can ride with NASA's curiosity in almost real time 3d at NASA.gov and get the best view of the approach to Mars. NASA says that what you see on the screen is only a few 10ths of a second out from real time.



Eyes on the solar system 3D

Here's a screen shot i just took





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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Very fun! Thank you!

I'll be poking at this while waiting news.



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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I wonder if we may actually find something there this time seen as there's a lot better equipment on board.
It would be great if there was a welcome party waiting for us,
Would that make us the aliens,



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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I just heard on NASA TV that there's so much equipment on board they should be able to work out what Mars smells like and synthesize it back on earth lol



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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That's a little bit creepy. But, maybe we can have a mars scented car freshened! I hope this thing lands in one piece, it'll be a real disappointment if the crane system doesn't work...



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Cool site, thanks for the link man



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Super cool link my friend!

thanks for sharing in my thread also..



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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It also allows you to view the Solar System from (nearly) any point in space and time. You can also "visit" many other probes. Try looking back at the Solar System from Voyager 1!



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Awesome find,

Screenshot from my end:



Not long now......shame I'm in the UK, landing time will be just after 5am so will be tucked up in bed!



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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Mars Lander aside, this is some pretty nifty technology Nasa have constructed for our exploring pleasure...it blows the socks off Google Sky, period!

You can put it in free mode, hike a ride and plot how long it would take to get from point A - to - Point B. compare any object to a Bus, I'm only just scratching the surface!



posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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Just an hour to go!

Here is a live feed of the NASA station for anyone curious:
www.wired.com...

(second video)
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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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Cool link...
Thanks for posting this...
This is a very exciting mission...
I hope everything goes as planned...



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:19 AM
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Surface entry in 5 minutes!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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I caught the landing about 20 minutes out and watched it live!

Thanks for posting the link!!!!




posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:55 AM
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First image:




posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 02:25 AM
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That was great fun to watch. I wasn't sure how much they were going to animate it but i was quite impressed



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 06:55 AM
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Its really cool that she made it down in one piece, hope the pics she sends back are a lot better than the black and white stills we have seen so far from the hazcam, i know there only 50% res but come on its 2012! I want Hi Res 1080p vid, lol, even if it does take 15 mins to get back here!

I have high hopes for this baby, i really thought the rocket delivery system was going to crash and burn! Well done all scientist, engineers and other peeps that accomplished this achievement. Now find me some alien architecture please!

And leave the red tint filters of the colour images this time, we all know Mars is blue and not red! LoL
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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I cannot get over the fact how cool this software is, similar to Google Earth this is something i could spend hours and hours with. Amazing.





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