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(NASA)   Curiosity completes the first Hokey Pokey on Mars. That's what it's all about   (nasa.gov) divider line 25
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2012-08-21 05:13:06 PM  
That antenna looks like the coolest Atari joystick of all-time.
 
2012-08-21 05:21:33 PM  
But did it give a little shout?
 
2012-08-21 05:27:24 PM  
oh sure play the cute animatronic photographer angle curiosity, but tell us about your checkered past, particularly your involvement in killing cats.
 
2012-08-21 05:31:45 PM  
* golf clap *
 
2012-08-21 05:35:54 PM  
Anybody else noticed the bug crawling on the bottom wheel? It even turns as it goes.
 
2012-08-21 05:44:04 PM  

gameshowhost: That antenna looks like the coolest Atari joystick of all-time.




That's no antenna!
 
2012-08-21 05:44:56 PM  
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2012-08-21 05:45:56 PM  

Rhames: gameshowhost: That antenna looks like the coolest Atari joystick of all-time.



That's no antenna!


OH GOD WHAT DID I DO
 
2012-08-21 05:50:14 PM  

gameshowhost: That antenna looks like the coolest Atari joystick of all-time.


sundial much?
 
2012-08-21 05:55:23 PM  
In other news, first setback of the mission. Spain made their weather station too sensitive and part of it got smashed by pebbles maybe.
 
2012-08-21 06:00:30 PM  
Yeah, but did it find Marvin yet?
 
2012-08-21 06:38:01 PM  

Spartan Dave: Yeah, but did it find Marvin yet?


No, no Martians spotted, and there won't be any either.

I was driving back from Las Vegas Sunday and I realized something. Even in the Mojave Desert there are some signs of life. Little plants, little ants, something. We would have spotted such things on Mars by now - if there were any there to see. There aren't. There is no visible sign of life. So the most we can hope for is microbial life, and I very much doubt we'll find any. Over the millennia, even microbial life would have lead to something, anything, larger, like a bush or plant or something. No, sorry, Mars is a dead planet.
 
2012-08-21 07:01:10 PM  
From Doon: A Parody. Pall tests the sand.

"Pall put his right foot in. He took his right foot out. He put his right foot in and he shook it all about. He did the hoki-poki and he turned himself around.

"That's what it's all about," he thought grimly.
 
2012-08-21 07:21:59 PM  
No "why is it black and white yet"? Color me surprised.
 
2012-08-21 07:23:11 PM  
i309.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-21 08:03:35 PM  
Meh. Call me when Curiosity does the Time Warp.

www.rockyhorror.com
 
2012-08-21 09:13:51 PM  

TheOther: [i309.photobucket.com image 332x376]


Cue dubstep music
 
2012-08-21 11:27:52 PM  
WTF is my browser doing?
 
2012-08-21 11:31:03 PM  
Great, even our Mars Rover is gay.
 
2012-08-21 11:44:54 PM  
Top Stories

NASA's Curiosity Studies Mars Surroundings, Nears Drive

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been investigating the Martian weather around it and the soil beneath it, as its controllers prepare for the car-size vehicle's first drive on Mars. Flight controllers today tested one of the Curiosity rovers wheels by repeatedly sending Forward Angle Positioning (FAP) commands to ensure the wheels moved freely. This command sequence is sent many times in quick succession warm up the rover components and relieve any tension the parts may have developed in six months of flight to Mars.
 
2012-08-22 12:59:59 AM  

studebaker hoch: Top Stories

NASA's Curiosity Studies Mars Surroundings, Nears Drive

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been investigating the Martian weather around it and the soil beneath it, as its controllers prepare for the car-size vehicle's first drive on Mars. Flight controllers today tested one of the Curiosity rovers wheels by repeatedly sending Forward Angle Positioning (FAP) commands to ensure the wheels moved freely. This command sequence is sent many times in quick succession warm up the rover components and relieve any tension the parts may have developed in six months of flight to Mars.


Pure gold!
 
2012-08-22 01:38:18 AM  

studebaker hoch: Great, even our Mars Rover is gay.


At least we can get our gay on Mars! Or something like that...
 
2012-08-22 05:50:27 AM  

tinyarena: Spartan Dave: Yeah, but did it find Marvin yet?

No, no Martians spotted, and there won't be any either.

I was driving back from Las Vegas Sunday and I realized something. Even in the Mojave Desert there are some signs of life. Little plants, little ants, something. We would have spotted such things on Mars by now - if there were any there to see. There aren't. There is no visible sign of life. So the most we can hope for is microbial life, and I very much doubt we'll find any. Over the millennia, even microbial life would have lead to something, anything, larger, like a bush or plant or something. No, sorry, Mars is a dead planet.


Not on Mars. Nobody is expecting to find a bush on Mars. Or even multicellular life. The atmosphere is too thin to allow liquid water to exist. If liquid water does exist, perhaps below the surface, it's temporary. Between that, the radiation hitting the surface and the large temperature variations the conditions on Mars are far more extreme than those on Earth. Yes Mars is probably a dead planet but the lack of complex life does not prove that extremophiles are impossible. What Curiosity might find is more evidence that Mars was warmer, wetter and had a thicker atmosphere in the past. Which is why it's in a crater so it can get to layers much older than the top layer.
 
2012-08-22 06:18:56 PM  
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/Keep wiggling
 
2012-08-23 07:50:05 PM  
Clearly Curiosity is grinding out it's "Post landing" cigarette before getting down to business.
 
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