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JohnD
2005-Feb-05, 10:52 PM
All,
If you haven't already, get over to the Mars Rover site and download the Quicktime animation of a 360 degree sweep by Spirit. You'll find it at http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/spirit/20050204a/Spirit_Thanksgiving_L256.mov .

Stunning! Just like sitting on the Rover!
Thank you to the imaging team at JPL.
John

frogesque
2005-Feb-05, 11:42 PM
Ohhh! 6.88MB file (just as well I'm on cable!) I don't seem to be able to run .mov files though and I don't want to download any more files just now so I'll have to pass :(

Gullible Jones
2005-Feb-05, 11:52 PM
Totem freezes on it. Thank the gods for a rock-solid kernel...

(Bleh... Well, this is the last bloody time I use Totem. Wait a minute, does the standard Win32 codecs package for Linux support Quicktime or do you need a special package or compile option?)

Squink
2005-Feb-06, 01:28 AM
Stunning! Just like sitting on the Rover! And Spinning! :P

6.88MB? No wonder it took 45 minutes to load. Well worth it though.

tlbs101
2005-Feb-07, 06:44 PM
Very nice!

I have seen these panoramas for some time, now (although this one is definitely one of the better onee, to date).

Can anyone spot Bonneville crater in the plain?