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post Nov 11 2010, 03:50 PM
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Here's a vintage animation of the Mariner 10 Venus encounter. http://www.venus.wisc.edu/anim_mariner10.html

Very nice cloud rotation animations and processing (for its time) including movement centered on specific features.
It's something that I always wanted to see and finally got to!

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post Nov 11 2010, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for posting -- I love these old videos.
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post Nov 11 2010, 05:23 PM
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the quality of the videotape is quite bad, but the video is fascinating.
makes me wonder how much computing time did it take to make these animations...
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post Nov 12 2010, 12:52 AM
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Wow, video digitized from a U-Matic cassette!

That is practically antebellum technology.

Seriously, though, it just underscores how important it is that archived data on older formats/media be 'regenerated' or transcribed as the cutting edge continues to advance.

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