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#331 Sharpshooter

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

Nailing Down Curiosity's Landing Site

This image shows the location (green) where scientists estimate NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars within Gale Crater, based on images from the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI). The landing estimates derived from navigation and landing data agree to within 660 feet (200 meters) of this MARDI estimate.

The red line shows the northern edge of the targeted landing region, a probability distribution defined by an ellipse.

The gray scale image is a mosaic from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The color image is from MARDI.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:27 PM

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hahaha thats so bad that its funny. if that makes sense

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:32 PM

NASA Q&A with the Curiosity Crew.

Live now: http://www.nasa.gov/...satv/index.html
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:31 AM

Tell that to my University degree that I obtained with distinction.

Because it doesn't care either tree hugger.


It does not seem to have done you much good .
where did you get it , of the back of a cornflakes packet ?
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

Curiosity Update News Briefing + New Pics:

Watch here: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:46 PM

Curiosity news and Odyssey transmission upcoming in about 7 minutes: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

New video of recent pics.




New picture of bedrock exposed by thrusters upon the landing phase

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

Mars rover, mars rover, we call curiosity over.

Lol no idea where that came from. Enjoy.

Edited by Special Ed, 08 August 2012 - 10:06 PM.

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If you like looking at statistics to determine who's better, you're just a casual fan.

2.41 season GAA isn't very impressive. Let's not get into playoffs and his SV%.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

Mars rover, mars rover, we call curiosity over.

Lol no idea where that came from. Enjoy.


I don't know what's worse... the fact that I snickered at the first "curiosity killed the cat" pic, or that I did it again upon reading this post.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

They put the mission together tomorrow and I'd sign up to go for free. No question.


I'd have to pass... I have tickets to see Rush in concert (5th time seeing them live,) I have my first kid being born in January and most importantly the Wild actually have a shot at not sucking this year
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:10 PM


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

The sunrise from Mars - simply beautiful.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:49 AM

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This was probably my favorite:
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:31 AM

The sunrise from Mars - simply beautiful.

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am I the only one who hears this when looking at the picture?


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

Gale Crater Vista, in Glorious Color

This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.

Scientists will be taking a closer look at several splotches in the foreground that appear gray. These areas show the effects of the descent stage's rocket engines blasting the ground. What appeared as a dark strip of dunes in previous, black-and-white pictures from Curiosity can also be seen along the top of this mosaic, but the color images also reveal additional shades of reddish brown around the dunes, likely indicating different textures or materials.

The images were taken late Aug. 8 PDT (Aug. 9 EDT) by the 34-millimeter Mast Camera. This panorama mosaic was made of 130 images of 144 by 144 pixels each. Selected full frames from this panorama, which are 1,200 by 1,200 pixels each, are expected to be transmitted to Earth later. The images in this panorama were brightened in the processing. Mars only receives half the sunlight Earth does and this image was taken in the late Martian afternoon.


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Absolutely gorgeous picture.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

Gale Crater Vista, in Glorious Color

This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.

Scientists will be taking a closer look at several splotches in the foreground that appear gray. These areas show the effects of the descent stage's rocket engines blasting the ground. What appeared as a dark strip of dunes in previous, black-and-white pictures from Curiosity can also be seen along the top of this mosaic, but the color images also reveal additional shades of reddish brown around the dunes, likely indicating different textures or materials.

The images were taken late Aug. 8 PDT (Aug. 9 EDT) by the 34-millimeter Mast Camera. This panorama mosaic was made of 130 images of 144 by 144 pixels each. Selected full frames from this panorama, which are 1,200 by 1,200 pixels each, are expected to be transmitted to Earth later. The images in this panorama were brightened in the processing. Mars only receives half the sunlight Earth does and this image was taken in the late Martian afternoon.


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the quality of the pictures seem to be getting better.
still blows me away that for all our ignorance and stupidity we can manage to achieve things like this , maybe there really is hope for our species .
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

the quality of the pictures seem to be getting better.
still blows me away that for all our ignorance and stupidity we can manage to achieve things like this , maybe there really is hope for our species .


Or maybe this isn't really that big in the grand scheme of things. Dun dun dun...

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

the quality of the pictures seem to be getting better.
still blows me away that for all our ignorance and stupidity we can manage to achieve things like this , maybe there really is hope for our species .


The pics and videos should progressively get better and better.

We ain't seen nuthin yet.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

Or maybe this isn't really that big in the grand scheme of things. Dun dun dun...


I couldn't agree less
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

Or maybe this isn't really that big in the grand scheme of things. Dun dun dun...

Brother i consider this one of our finest scientific achievments , and it really does give me a sense of hope .
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That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.

Aldous Huxley.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

Witnessing the Descent Stage Crash?

The distant blob seen in the view on left, taken by a Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, may be a cloud created during the crash of the rover's descent stage. Pictures taken about 45 minutes later (right) do not show the cloud, providing further evidence it was from the crash.

The bright spot at upper center, which is larger in the view at right, is due to image saturation from looking at the sun.

These images are from the rover's rear Hazard-avoidance cameras. They are one-quarter of full resolution.


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Pretty neat to have caught the moment of impact. Also amazing that all of the things that had to go right, did...and even those that didn't have to go right, did too. Great feat of engineering.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

So glad NASA didn't go with Plan B to land Curiosity on Mars.



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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

When did it leave earth?
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

So glad NASA didn't go with Plan B to land Curiosity on Mars.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-BY6xH2WYw&feature=player_embedded

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

This thing crashes because of the martian spies in Nasa.


Guess not.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:25 PM

http://ca.ign.com/ar...-the-mars-rover
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:52 PM



Anyone else thinking to themselves while watching this, that the NASA scientist is hot?

Anyways, yeah...Mars n' stuff....fascinating.....i bet she smells like strawberries or vanilla...yeah, vanilla....mmm
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:33 AM



These are some colour images from mars
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