September 04, 2003
Eppur si mouve

So Galileo is 400,000 miles from home and its antenna decides not to open. What do the NASA engineers decided to do? Take a year to reprogram the OS and radio it up with improved communincation software. That story and more is recounted in this recent NYer piece. That sort of nerdy exuberance led me to download an image of Europa's frozen ocean and map it onto a 3d grid plane. Here's the result (8MB). And from there, the next step was obvious: A view of Kevin's apartment from space (also 8MB).

Posted by hirmes at September 04, 2003 02:04 AM
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kevin's apartment looks alot better+ cleaner from outerspace. good job hirmes, and i thought i had a lot of time on my hands.

Posted by: cary on September 4, 2003 09:48 AM
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