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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 01:13:12 AM »


And some helpful advice from Mr. Munroe:
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As of this writing the NASA/JPL websites are still overloaded. Trying CURIOSITY-REAR-CAM_[256px_x_256px].torrent.SwEsUb.DVDRip.XviD-aXXo.jpg instead.

I'm hoping that's an actual Curiosity link, and not Munroe sending out Goatse images.
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2012, 05:30:02 AM »
Now to search for some martian hitchhikers.. 8)


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 07:17:52 AM »


Pure elation, right there. You really couldn't help but be really happy for these folks. The culmination of many years of hard work and dedication made for an amazing and infectious energy in that room. Great stuff.

I did manage to see a few of the raw images when the feed wasn't overloaded. One, in particular, caught my interest.

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 07:57:47 AM »
What if there really was something there and the rover destroyed a colony or something?  I think about stuff like this.

How would we feel if some planet far away landed a couple of huge vehicles here on Earth to explore us?  We wouldn't like it, I know that for sure.
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2012, 10:14:48 AM »
Mrs. Courier? If there was a colony of something on Mars, the chance of something the size of a ping-pong table accidentally hitting it are quite astronomical.  (No pun intended.) About a millionth of a percent. Even if my math is off drastically, it's still in the hundreds of thousands of a percent range. It's a pretty safe thing to do. Plus, NASA aimed for that crater because the area was pretty empty. (Landing on a rock is a bad thing.)

But, hey, I came to show something neat. The MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) which is what's been taking the pictures of Mars' surface that allowed Curiosity to land, well, it caught a glimpse of the probe as it was landing.



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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2012, 10:26:56 AM »
What if there really was something there and the rover destroyed a colony or something?  I think about stuff like this.

How would we feel if some planet far away landed a couple of huge vehicles here on Earth to explore us?  We wouldn't like it, I know that for sure.
I was mentioning something like this (just jokingly) to someone earlier today. That the rover accidentally killed an alien, and that sparked an invasion.



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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2012, 10:40:19 AM »
MRO got. A picture of the parachute phase.

 


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2012, 04:18:45 AM »
oreo's marketing has been on a roll lately:

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2012, 06:04:21 AM »
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2012, 12:36:29 PM »


so much littering. :P
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2012, 12:40:19 PM »


so much littering. :P
So is curiosity gonna clean up its litter box?? :P


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