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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

Oh, wow, the shadow picture was great.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

What a great time to be alive!
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

Martian's see this as act of war... Launch unknown weapons at us :lol:


They've been landing vehicles since 1976 I think they would have attacked by now. <_<
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

I bet they spent millions of dollars on this, and they have 3 photos of sand.

WOOOOOOO
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

So awesome to see how happy these people are!

Way to go NASA!
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:41 PM

I bet they spent millions of dollars on this, and they have 3 photos of sand.

WOOOOOOO

Yes, because that's all the rover is going to do :rolleyes:
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:41 PM

Yes, because that's all the rover is going to do :rolleyes:


Oh yeah and collect sand and rocks.

I'm just teasing :P
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:41 PM

What blows the mind is it takes minutes for the pictures just to be transmitted.


Radio waves travel at the speed of light through space. Shouldn't take any longer than light we seem reflected from Mars.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:41 PM

Oops, language is getting a bit adult in that room
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:41 PM

Holy **** indeed.
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Buddy I called this EXACT situtation on here two years ago and was flamed, so I guess I have a bit of hockey knowledge, not to mention the 4 years I played in the OHL idiot.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

So when do these guys start making out?
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Buddy I called this EXACT situtation on here two years ago and was flamed, so I guess I have a bit of hockey knowledge, not to mention the 4 years I played in the OHL idiot.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

I bet they spent millions of dollars on this, and they have 3 photos of sand.

WOOOOOOO


2.5 billion on the rover. LOL

But given all that technology, it's understandable.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

:towel: :towel: :frantic: :frantic:
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

That was awesome.

Inspirational ending to a somber day.

Edited by Sharpshooter, 05 August 2012 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

:towel: :towel: :frantic: :frantic:


The dudes should be made blue in honor of NASA.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:44 PM

They have the best job. Exploring a new world. Soooooooo jealous!
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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 05 August 2012 - 10:44 PM

How long is the rover functional on Mars for?
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:44 PM

That's incredible! Now if we could just pop up there and watch it at work.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

Alright, that's enough scientists. Beat it.

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

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I'm scared....thinking Pierre McGuire is gonna pop up for an on-deck interview and explain how space exploration is as physical as hockey.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

2.5 billion on the rover. LOL

But given all that technology, it's understandable.


Put that up against annual defense budgets of some of the larger countries and you can see where we went wrong
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

What blows the mind is it takes minutes for the pictures just to be transmitted.


The mindblowing thing is that it was on the ground 7 minutes before we started watching its descent.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

Put that up against annual defense budgets of some of the larger countries and you can see where we went wrong

The US spent 100 billion more on its military budget in 2010 than NASA has spent in its entire history.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

2.5 billion on the rover. LOL

But given all that technology, it's understandable.


Hey, that's not nice. They're really nice colorless photos of sand.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

The dudes should be made blue in honor of NASA.


So agree.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

Radio waves travel at the speed of light through space. Shouldn't take any longer than light we seem reflected from Mars.


Yeah but when you look at Mars in a telescope you don't think. Wow..that light took x minutes to get here. Just like looking at a star it blows the mind if its 250 light years from Earth, that if it blew up today, we wouldn't know for 250 years.

"Mars is roughly 1.5 Astronomical Units (AU) from the Sun (1 AU is the distance from the Sun to the Earth). In ball park estimates, it takes 8 minutes for light to travel 1 AU. So when Mars is at the closest to Earth at 0.5 AU, Mars is 4 light minutes from Earth. The farthest distance Mars is from Earth is 2.5 AU, when Mars is on the other side of the Sun from Earth (1 AU from Earth to the Sun + 1.5 AU from the Sun to Mars). At that distance Mars is 20 light minutes from Earth."
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

The US spent 100 billion more on its military budget in 2010 than NASA has spent in its entire history.


Talk about perspective and fracked up priorities eh? <_<
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

Put that up against annual defense budgets of some of the larger countries and you can see where we went wrong



World Military Spending

Global military expenditure stands at over $1.7 trillion in annual expenditure at current prices for 2011 (or $1.63 trillion dollars at constant 2010 prices), and has been rising in recent years.
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(1991 figures are unavailable. Chart uses 2010 constant prices for comparison.)
Summarizing some key details from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s recent trends summary:
  • World military expenditure in 2010 is estimated to have reached $1.63 trillion at 2010 prices;
  • This represents a 1.3 per cent increase in real terms over 2008 and a 50 per cent increase since 2001;
  • This corresponds to 2.6 per cent of world gross domestic product (GDP), or approximately $236 for each person in the world;
The USA with its massive spending budget, is the principal determinant of the current world trend, and its military expenditure now accounts for just under half of the world total, at 41% of the world total;
SIPRI has commented in the past on the increasing concentration of military expenditure, i.e. that a small number of countries spend the largest sums. This trend carries on into 2010 spending. For example,
  • The 15 countries with the highest spending account for over 81% of the total;
  • The USA is responsible for 41 per cent of the world total, distantly followed by the China (8.2% of world share), Russia (4.1%), UK and France (both 3.6%)
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Increased spending before and even during global economic crisis

The global financial and economic crisis has resulted in many nations cutting back on all sorts of public spending (often against the criticism of targeting sectors that were not responsible for the crisis), and yet military spending seems to be increasing. How is that justified?
It should be noted that just before the crisis hit, many nations were enjoying either high economic growth or far easier access to credit without any knowledge of what was to come.
A combination of factors explained increased military spending in recent years before the economic crisis as earlier SIPRI reports had also noted, for example:
  • Foreign policy objectives
  • Real or perceived threats
  • Armed conflict and policies to contribute to multilateral peacekeeping operations
  • Availability of economic resources
The last point refers to rapidly developing nations like China and India that have seen their economies boom in recent years. In addition, high and rising world market prices for minerals and fossil fuels (at least until recently) have also enabled some nations to spend more on their militaries.
China, for the first time, ranked number 2 in spending in 2008.
But even during the past year in the aftermath of the financial crisis and cries of governments cutting back, military spending appears to have been spared. How is that justified? SIPRI provides some observations:


The USA led the rise [in military spending], but it was not alone. Of those countries for which data was available, 65% increased their military spending in real terms in 2009. The increase was particularly pronounced among larger economies, both developing and developed: 16 of the 19 states in the G20 saw real-terms increases in military spending in 2009


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

Talk about perspective and fracked up priorities eh? <_<


Spend the money on peace that is spent on war, and well let's just say head up ass does not begin to describe our predicament.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

Is it done? Should I keep watching?
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