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Update Release of WorldWide Telescope Layerscape client with XP compatible setup (Build 3.0.73)Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope ArchitectMicrosoft EmployeeWednesday, March 21, 2012 11:58 PM
This new release is a update to the Layerscape release designed to fix setup issues with older Windows XP installations.
Either update from the menu or click on the download link on the Main WorldWide Telescope page.
Additional fixes and features
* Fixed AVM Images that were shown in transparent black.
* Added Wise All Sky Imagery
* Added Fermi Year 3 All-Sky Imagery
* Added Open Street Map & Open Bike Map links
* Added support for tracking reference frames (IE. Follow the ISS in orbit)
* Fixed issues with planets rendering inside-out when 3d model was in orbit
* Fixed flashing issue when un-hiding the Layer Manager window while in full screen or tour mode.
* Added support to go to virtual any address or place on Earth with Bing powered Location Search (on Search menu)
* Additional bug fixes.
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Mars Data Restored - Mars data now being sever thru WWT serversJonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope ArchitectMicrosoft EmployeeWednesday, May 02, 2012 2:51 AM
Original Post 5/1/2012
WWT | Mars data hosted by NASA will be unavailable for an indeterminate amount of time. A NASA representative has informed us that a power supply problem in the server center had taken the servers hosting the Mars data off-line and that budgetary constraints might keep them from being able to restore the service. Microsoft is in the process of discussing potential solutions with NASA and we will
**** Update 5/4/2012 1:00pm PST ****
NASA has informed us that the data center will be down for several days or more. We have created a plan to move the hosting of the Martian data to Microsoft servers after the restoration of power at NASA, but in the meanwhile we have restored some Mars service by redirecting requests to a cache of the data hosted in the WWT data center.
We will eventually have full restoration of service, but we are taking steps to minimize the disruption and you might be able to help us.
**** Update 5/4/2012 9:00pm PST ****
The power has been restored to the NASA servers hosting the WorldWide Telescope data. There may be further power interruption in the NASA servers, but we have configured WWT to act as a cacheing proxy for the NASA Mars data and any future issues on the NASA servers should not have as significant an effect.
An additional side effect is that COMCAST customer who were having trouble getting to NASA website should not be able to see Mars data.
The WorldWide Telescope Team
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