Wonder what's going on today with the huge Italian flag hanging from the building. Have people always been able to stand at the bottom left side of the screen before? If you're going but don't have an advance ticket, you buy your ticket INSIDE the Colosseum - just follow the queue where the barriers are (opposit the METRO exit) and ignore all the touts who are trying to sell you a guided tour with fastrack - if you say to them you just want admission and where to buy a ticket, they will send you anywhere as punishment! )In 2007, a new list of seven natural wonders for the modern world was announced and it was officially included, in 1980 it was added as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the Colosseum (also known as Coliseum) or Amphitheatrum Flavium, the largest, the most imposing and the best preserved amphitheatre of Ancient Rome, the emblem of Italy in the world.
The site chosen for its construction was previously occupied by the grandiose Nero's area including his ; works began under the emperor Vespasian in around 70-72 AD and were completed in 80 AD under his son Titus, the inauguration games even lasted for one hundred days; over the centuries the Colosseum has suffered different and extensive kind of damages (fires, earthquakes, neglect and so on...) so that it was frequently under restoration works; as symbol of the empire, its name seems to have come from the Nero's giant bronze statue nearby, named after the Colossus of Rhodes; even today it's huge size is still impressive: a capacity of 70000 spectators, a circonference of 527 m., the central arena is 86 m. wide, a surface of 3.357 m² and a height of 57 m., 4 floors (the first three floors are enriched by outer arcades framed by half-columns while the forth floor, the attic, is decorated with flat composite lesenes); its architectural lines and the monumental construction clearly express the features of the first imperial Rome.
This is the important aspect of the app to look at. They include: The resolution, key frame interval and bitrate are related to the quality of the stream.
The news is out: our little VMC webcam on board Mars Express has achieved adulthood, of sorts!
Some are more flexible than others, some are more user-friendly than others, some provide a higher quality image than others.
The app is a free download, and is available on the i OS app store.
It can be used with either an i Phone or i Pad, and will utilize the device’s built-in camera as a source.
Working on VMC outreach, education and PR has been one of the most interesting and satisfying projects I've been involved with here at ESOC in recent years.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being in touch with, and working with, a lot of enthusiastic folks – some within ESA, many external – all of whom have been motivated by the love of science, interest in Mars, support for education and working with an active community.