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Offline simonbp

JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« on: 11/13/2007 02:23 PM »
Courtesy JAXA and KAGUYA:

Press release: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/11/20071113_kaguya_e.html

YouTube of the movie (lower-res, but loads faster):

Simon ;)

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #1 on: 11/13/2007 02:54 PM »
Their player sucks, it doesn't buffer enough and you can't buffer manually by pausing :/ . If they released in downloadable format, I might look at them. Youtube resolution is too low.

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #2 on: 11/13/2007 03:31 PM »
Still stunning, regardless.

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #3 on: 11/13/2007 04:31 PM »
Stunning indeed!!! Love to see how many DVD's they would sell if they put all the videos on it.  Put some 2001: A space Odyssey music in background..then they'd have a big seller.  May pay for the mission :)
I hope they release the full video soon!!
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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #4 on: 11/13/2007 10:16 PM »
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jabe - 13/11/2007  11:31 AM

I hope they release the full video soon!!

Discovery Channel release

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North American Exclusive: First HD footage from the Moon

Wednesday, November 14, 8 pm ET on Discovery HD
(preview at 7 pm ET on Discovery Channel)

Discovery Channel's flagship science show Daily Planet offers background and context on the Kaguya mission at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, just before we reveal this stunning HD footage for the first time in North America.

In the last century, scientific research has expanded our knowledge of the moon, its lunar orbit and its close connection with Earth -- and the images of the moon, and of our own planet from its vantage point, continues to inspire. Launched on September 14, 2007, the Japanese Kaguya mission will gather new information about the origin and evolution of the moon to further develop the technology for future exploration.

Over the course of a year, a collection of satellites -- the Kaguya lunar probe and two sub-satellites -- will orbit Earth and the moon gathering remarkable pictures and data for aerospace experts.

For the first time, these new images of the moon will be captured in High Definition. Tomorrow, Wed., Nov. 14, Discovery Channel and Discovery HD will be the first to broadcast these stunning new images in North America.

The HD special

In partnership with Japanese broadcaster NHK (in association with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Association) -- which will air a live special earlier in the day -- Discovery HD will showcase Return to the Moon: The First Images, a 30-minute special to air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Showcasing these spectacular never-before-seen images, Daily Planet's Jay Ingram will introduce the special which also features experts from NHK's earlier broadcast -- including Alan Bean, a former NASA Astronaut weighing in via satellite from New York; and Dr. Junichi Watanabe, an expert at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan -- who will dissect the images and discuss the objectives of Kaguya mission in greater detail.

This footage is expected to reveal a captivating new glimpse of Earth rising, as seen from the Moon's vantage point.

"This remarkable broadcast is a brilliant showcase for High Definition television and the result of a very successful long-term partnership with NHK, the world leaders in HD technology," says Paul Lewis, President and General Manager, Discovery Channel.

The Daily Planet preview

Prior to the Discovery HD special, Daily Planet will offer a detailed examination of the Kaguya mission, at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel.

Join co-hosts Jay Ingram and Kim Jagtiani to see how the probe works, what it will do and why it's important for our growing understanding of the moon. This special episode of Daily Planet will showcase historic images of Earth from space -- see how these iconic images, including Earth Rise 1968 Apollo 8, Blue Marble Apollo 17, Pale Blue Dog Voyager 1990 and even a shot from a Mars robot too -- have changed the world, and how new camera technology can virtually put the world into the hands to today's astronauts.

This episode will feature an interview with Dr. Roberta Bondar, now a renowned photographer, who has taken her own shots from space.

Also planned for this episode, discover what lunar missions are currently orbiting the moon or in the works -- including the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, set to launch in October 2008 -- and why the moon remains a critical focus of space exploration.

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #5 on: 11/14/2007 06:44 PM »
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meiza - 13/11/2007  9:54 AM

Their player sucks, it doesn't buffer enough and you can't buffer manually by pausing :/ . If they released in downloadable format, I might look at them. Youtube resolution is too low.

Just let it download and then pull the player-bar pointer back to the beginning.  It will then run without interruption.

 - Ed Kyle

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #6 on: 11/14/2007 08:27 PM »
check this out...preview vid here
from Discovery.ca

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #7 on: 11/15/2007 09:45 AM »
Apparently you have to have a connection originating in Canada to watch that.
:(
I always consider space to be the FIRST frontier.

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #8 on: 11/17/2007 07:40 AM »
http://video.stage6.com/1855120/.divx  Right-click -> "Save Target As" OR copy and paste the link into your download manager.
Found this link to a FULL RES DivX download 13MB for your space video collections we are all hoarding.. Plays nicely with (free) VLC media player. Note it is 1920 x 1200 res, so you will need to ensure your players aspect ratio is 16:9 or the earth will look like a egg setting rather than a planet. Even my wife was impressed with this one.. :-) WAF factor.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Source weblink - http://stage6.divx.com/user/tanabota/video/1855120/Kaguya(SELENE)-Earth-from-the-moon-2

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #9 on: 11/18/2007 10:23 AM »
Thanks for the pointer to the HD video - wonderful!

The aspect ratio can be fixed in the divx file using MPEG4modifier
http://www.moitah.net/

Looks spiffy on my TV using HD media jukebox

Mike

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #10 on: 11/18/2007 12:16 PM »
I would love to have a full orbit vid..well day side that is.. "dark side" would be kinda dark.. ;) including earth rise and set... and just play on repeat on my HD TV..too cool

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #11 on: 11/19/2007 01:58 PM »
It reminds me of "Space: 1999"...
I watch rockets

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #12 on: 11/19/2007 05:59 PM »
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Space Lizard - 19/11/2007  3:58 PM

It reminds me of "Space: 1999"...
But with a little less "disco" music ;)
Best regards, Stephan

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Re: JAXA and KAGUYA video of Earthrise
« Reply #13 on: 12/12/2007 12:15 PM »
Maxim_ZM thank you very much for the detailed posting.  I like the VLC player it gives you lots of flexibility.

We are going to have a golden age of space media.  

Can't wait for the HD Rover video on MSL.
Needing a copy of 'Tales of Suspense #39'

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