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Virtually drive the new Mars rover in this CGI program!

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posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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This is so awesome. I would recommend you to turn the speed all the way up because those sand dunes (which appear to me to be a dried up river/lake bed, but I don't know much about Geology) and Mount Sharp are FAR.

And the terrain can get a little nasty.

I have spent hours in this program. Have fun!

mars.jpl.nasa.gov...




posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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i cant think of anything more boring....well maybe fishing in world of warcraft

driving around a barren rock in a virtual rover is not my idea of a good time lol



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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It's fun, but there's not much to see. I tried jumping some dunes, but it wouldn't go fast enough.


Nice find, though.



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Where's the WalMart?



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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What? You didn't like the top of Mons Olympus? What about the lake at the bottom of Valles Marineris? So cool!



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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What? You didn't like the top of Mons Olympus? What about the lake at the bottom of Valles Marineris? So cool!


Oh man - my two most favorite parts of Mars - especially Valles Marineris.

Try going into Google Mars and run the flight simulator and choose the F-16. I always crash into Olympus Mons at about 60,000 feet and Valles Marineris takes a long time to traverse - width-wise. But it's so cool.

To everyone else: I don't know... This is fun to me. I mean, the terrain seems right, and everything we've seen in the images are there. It's just amazing how far everything really is. I liked it.


Those dunes are awesome! Feels like there could have been a river there, but like I said - I don't know much about geology.
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posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 06:08 AM
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Originally posted by impaired
I have spent hours in this program. Have fun!
Did you have any problems with the unity web player?

I'd love to try this but I read some reviews that said unity web player was unstable, however they weren't dated, so I don't know if that problem has been fixed or if there are any other issues with privacy, security etc as there have been with flash.



posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by Arbitrageur

Originally posted by impaired
I have spent hours in this program. Have fun!
Did you have any problems with the unity web player?

I'd love to try this but I read some reviews that said unity web player was unstable, however they weren't dated, so I don't know if that problem has been fixed or if there are any other issues with privacy, security etc as there have been with flash.


The only thing I get is stuttering when it loads terrain (usually when I teleport from one place to another).

Other than that, it's tight. Would like to see rocks and dust get kicked up, though.



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