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View Mars Panorama Using a Gyro-Enabled iOS Device

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Viewing the photos sent back from NASA’s Mars Curiosity mobile science laboratory has been exciting over the last week, but here’s one with a twist… and a roll. Open this link on an iOS device that contains a gyroscope sensor — like the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad, iPhone 4 and 4S, and fourth-generation iPod touch — and navigate the panorama by tilting and moving the device. (Bonus points for scanning the horizon while you’re sitting in a swivel chair!)favicon follow link

 

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Steve Nicholson  2012-08-15 14:53
Wow! If you told me a little over thirty years ago when I was learning to program my Commodore Pet that I'd be scanning the surface of Mars with my handheld computer I would have thought you were nuts.
Andrea  2012-08-15 21:11
This is phenomenal stuff! To think I am sitting with an iPad on my lap looking at Martian pebbles on a piece of American equipment that is on Mars......wow.....how lucky I am to experience this in my lifetime. Thank you NASA. Thank you tidbits for the cool panorama navigator. Wish it was an app.
David Kerwood  2012-08-21 11:31
Try this, esp good on big display. Whirl around for a few minutes with the top of the vehicle in your screen, then stop. You'll swear the vehicle is moving beneath you, particularly the wheels. You'll likely get a bit dizzy as well.