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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2012, 12:47:29 PM »
oreo's marketing has been on a roll lately:


So who will be boycotting them now?


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2012, 12:47:51 PM »
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2012, 12:52:01 PM »
Wouldn't those charge at the cookies instead?
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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 #34 on: August 07, 2012, 05:07:06 PM »
well, except that this is cheering for something that matters.
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2012, 08:44:03 PM »


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

Sky Crane go splat!

There was a question before landing about visiting the skycrane wreckage, and they said it's very unlikely, as there is probably unburnt rocket fuel and they don't want to go near that.


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2012, 09:30:18 PM »
There was a question before landing about visiting the skycrane wreckage, and they said it's very unlikely, as there is probably unburnt rocket fuel and they don't want to go near that.

The report I heard was 140kg of fuel was still in the tanks when the crane cut loose.   If it's all around the wreckage you wouldn't want to drive the rover through it.  Hydrazine is corrosive and reactive.  And you wouldn't want to take the chance that the metal wheels would set off the decomposition reaction that makes it a rocket fuel, even though the chances of that are slim.  Best reason is that the rover is a big chemistry lab, you wouldn't want to contaminate all of it with Hydrazine.


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2012, 04:24:03 AM »
oh man, the high-res version of this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UcGMDXy-Y1I" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UcGMDXy-Y1I</a>


is gonna be amazing:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

go, antenna, go! beam those little hd bits back to us!
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2012, 12:08:56 PM »
They keep teasing the hi-res video!



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Curiosity's Heat Shield in Detail

This color full-resolution image showing the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover was obtained during descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The image was obtained by the Mars Descent Imager instrument known as MARDI and shows the 15-foot (4.5-meter) diameter heat shield when it was about 50 feet (16 meters) from the spacecraft.

This image shows the inside surface of the heat shield, with its protective multi-layered insulation. The bright patches are calibration targets for MARDI. Also seen in this image is the Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrument (MEDLI) hardware attached to the inside surface.

At this range, the image has a spatial scale of 0.4 inches (1 cm) per pixel. It is the 36th MARDI image, obtained about three seconds after heat shield separation and about two and one-half minutes before touchdown. The original image from MARDI has been geometrically corrected to look flat.
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
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NASA Calls It A Mission As Curiosity Rover Fills Up Whole 2-Gigabyte Memory Card

PASADENA, CA—Barely 72 hours after the landing of its Mars rover, NASA officials announced Thursday that their mission had ended, as Curiosity's two-gigabyte memory card was now filled to capacity. "Well, that's that, folks," said chief scientist John Grotzinger, explaining that after Curiosity's Mars Descent Imager took an especially high-resolution JPEG of the Aeolis Mons mountain, the $2.5-billion rover’s SanDisk card only had 0.03 GB of space remaining. "Honestly, we thought two gigs would be more than enough. That's like a 1,000 pictures, right? I guess we probably should have deleted those old Hubble photos off there before the mission." Grotzinger confirmed that even if the rover had been equipped with a larger memory card, it likely would have had only enough power for a few more hours of exploration before it had to return to Earth to have its battery recharged.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/nasa-calls-it-a-mission-as-curiosity-rover-fills-u,29115/

stupid rechargeable batteries. always ruining the fun. :angry:
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2012, 04:13:14 PM »
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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 #43 on: August 11, 2012, 11:26:50 AM »
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2012, 12:01:33 PM »


faaaaake! if you look closely, you can see two sets of tracks. obviously not real sand people.
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