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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #60 on: August 13, 2012, 10:45:14 PM »
I don't really understand the hulabaloo.  It's not like this is the first time we ever landed a science vessel on another planet.

It's that level of indifference that makes me believe humanity has no interest in expanding out into the universe. We're just going to sit here until an asteroid hit us.
All of humanity wiped out because we are all stuck on this one planet. Except the Chinese. They're getting their act together, it seems.
Okay first of all, not all of humanity is required to share the same interests as you. 


Bet they'll have an interest when the 460 feet (140 meter) wide Asteroid 2011 AG5 swings by (or into) the Earth in 2040.

Meh, that size chunk of rock won't do much.  If made of iron maybe 1 mile wide crater, if made of lighter stuff maybe an air burst like Tunguska.   Basically equivalent to a few big storms and earthquakes mixed together.  An ocean hit might cause a nasty tsunami, that would probably be the worst case.


Further calculations show it's coming down on PENNSYLVANIA!  :speechless:



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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2012, 11:50:46 PM »
I don't really understand the hulabaloo.  It's not like this is the first time we ever landed a science vessel on another planet.

It's that level of indifference that makes me believe humanity has no interest in expanding out into the universe. We're just going to sit here until an asteroid hit us.
All of humanity wiped out because we are all stuck on this one planet. Except the Chinese. They're getting their act together, it seems.
Okay first of all, not all of humanity is required to share the same interests as you. 


Bet they'll have an interest when the 460 feet (140 meter) wide Asteroid 2011 AG5 swings by (or into) the Earth in 2040.

Meh, that size chunk of rock won't do much.  If made of iron maybe 1 mile wide crater, if made of lighter stuff maybe an air burst like Tunguska.   Basically equivalent to a few big storms and earthquakes mixed together.  An ocean hit might cause a nasty tsunami, that would probably be the worst case.


Further calculations show it's coming down on PENNSYLVANIA!  :speechless:

Plenty of time to move.  Although I'll be almost 80 by then so if I make it that far I probably won't be moving that fast... ;D


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2012, 07:25:31 PM »


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2012, 08:23:04 PM »
Not sure what that image is, probably incomplete data.  I've seen some people screaming "censorship" after taking images off the raw data website that have missing blocks in them.  Due to the nature of deep space communications all data is broken down into small blocks so if there are noise problems the chances will be that some data gets through and only the blocks that get corrupted need to be resent later. 


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2012, 08:24:15 PM »
Not sure what that image is, probably incomplete data.  I've seen some people screaming "censorship" after taking images off the raw data website that have missing blocks in them.  Due to the nature of deep space communications all data is broken down into small blocks so if there are noise problems the chances will be that some data gets through and only the blocks that get corrupted need to be resent later. 
Look to the left side of the picture.


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2012, 08:25:35 PM »
Also, look at who posted it. :)


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2012, 08:43:49 PM »
It didn't register as a joke before, I see what it's supposed to be now.  I was thinking too much about the stupid "censored" images I've seen people talking about so was treating it as real data.  Also with the pixelization used it looks sort of like a parachute, but I knew it couldn't be that.


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2012, 09:25:06 PM »
It gets worse.

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Also, Team Curiosity is apparently unimpressed...because I guess that's a thing now.



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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2012, 10:32:36 PM »
It gets worse.

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Also, Team Curiosity is apparently unimpressed...because I guess that's a thing now.



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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #69 on: August 16, 2012, 10:42:48 PM »
Oh? Do you dare;)


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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2012, 04:22:41 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vVLPXfF3l_U" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/vVLPXfF3l_U</a>

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2012, 03:38:19 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/fb8RPbLU9cU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/fb8RPbLU9cU</a>

look at its swirling dust! look at its little wheel! :) :clap:
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2012, 03:40:56 PM »
Holy crap, that's awesome. Well worth the wait.
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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #73 on: August 18, 2012, 05:15:35 PM »
Meet N165, he's going to be the first laser victim.



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Re: Mars Science Laboratory: NASA Is Going To Land A Small Car On Mars!
« Reply #74 on: August 19, 2012, 05:34:04 PM »
Take that, rock!