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2012-08-17 02:11:28 PM
jeez, I hope those pebbles don't jam something up....
 
2012-08-17 02:18:34 PM
The robot will spend at least the next two years looking for evidence that past environments on Mars could have supported simple lifeforms.

www.bumbi.org
 
2012-08-17 02:18:53 PM
I look at this and think: Hmm, wouldn't it be cool if Google had an interactive map for Mar. The answer is yes.

http://www.google.com/mars/

They just need to put in Streetviews for the places the landers have been.
 
2012-08-17 02:22:56 PM

cgraves67: They just need to put in Streetviews for the places the landers have been.


Genuis.
 
2012-08-17 02:33:25 PM
And, now I know what it would be like to be falling-down drunk on Mars.

IT'S SPINNING! IT'S SPINNING! *HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORK*
 
2012-08-17 02:33:57 PM
We can't say we've really been to a planet until we've sent a couple guys up there to drive around and play golf.
 
2012-08-17 02:48:36 PM
Can't find life on Mars because all the dead leaves are in the way.
 
2012-08-17 02:48:45 PM
Holy holy.
 
2012-08-17 03:06:26 PM
I was a little surprised how large the sun looked from the rover. I thought it would be noticeably smaller since Mars is ~40-70% more distant than the Earth.
 
2012-08-17 03:22:42 PM
The cameras can be tilted to look down but there will be an area at the base of the mast that is always out of the field of view. This area could have been left blank, but the photo-artist has used some "technical noise" (image fragments of the rover) to blend it into the rest of the impression.

Ohhhh, you mean it's fake.
 
2012-08-17 03:23:54 PM

madgonad: I was a little surprised how large the sun looked from the rover. I thought it would be noticeably smaller since Mars is ~40-70% more distant than the Earth.


I would assume this is because the horizon is much smaller on mars, which plays with your perspective of distance and size where the landscape is concerned, which in turn would mess with your perspective of how big the sun looks. Also, the atmosphere is much thinner, which would make for less scattering of light, making the sun seem brighter.
 
2012-08-17 05:24:21 PM
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Would you look at that? Just look at it!
 
2012-08-17 05:59:57 PM
How can you not love this adventure.
 
2012-08-17 06:52:44 PM
When does this thing start rolling.
 
2012-08-17 06:56:28 PM

Nem Wan: When does this thing start rolling.


Would you be able to tell? 1.5 inches / second.
 
2012-08-17 07:29:37 PM

LordOfThePings: Nem Wan: When does this thing start rolling.

Would you be able to tell? 1.5 inches / second.


Eventually there would be tracks in the pictures.
 
2012-08-17 08:09:04 PM

Nem Wan: LordOfThePings: Nem Wan: When does this thing start rolling.

Would you be able to tell? 1.5 inches / second.

Eventually there would be tracks in the pictures.


And another round of pictures filled with guys in blue shirts missing high fives when it finally trundles off.
 
2012-08-17 08:31:06 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Holy holy.


i totally giggled. awesome!
 
2012-08-17 10:35:20 PM

madgonad: I was a little surprised how large the sun looked from the rover. I thought it would be noticeably smaller since Mars is ~40-70% more distant than the Earth.


I dunno if that's something you'd notice in pictures. I think it'd have to be quite a bit smaller before it would be obvious.

What's interesting to me is that you probably wouldn't need sunglasses much on Mars. The old photography rule would become "Sunny 11" instead of "Sunny 16".
 
2012-08-17 10:52:08 PM
They missed one...

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2012-08-18 02:36:46 AM
i.imgur.com
 
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