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(GigaPan)   While Mars rover Curiosity stays at one place so its science instruments can eat soil, its telephoto camera has been busy taking images that someone from unmannedspaceflight.com made into a 84,213 x 3,383 pixel panorama   (gigapan.com ) divider line 25
    More: Cool, Measuring instrument, telephoto lens, Mars Science Laboratory, pixels, soils, cameras  
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2012-10-29 01:22:04 PM  
I'm gonna need a bigger monitor....
 
2012-10-29 01:22:28 PM  
I always look at things like this and get a little excited about looking at the surface of another planet.
 
2012-10-29 01:29:31 PM  
This is god damn awesome
 
2012-10-29 01:37:40 PM  

Mentalpatient87: I always look at things like this and get a little excited about looking at the surface of another planet.


kkortekickass: This is god damn awesome


/not much more to add
 
2012-10-29 01:39:57 PM  
On the far left of the photo are the tread tracks from Curiousity. (What it looks like to me)

Pretty cool stuff.
 
2012-10-29 01:47:20 PM  

Edward_Lapine: On the far left of the photo are the tread tracks stage crew from Curiousity the fake Mars site in the Nevada desert. (What it looks like to me)

Pretty cool stuff.


(Someone had to do it...)
 
2012-10-29 01:57:01 PM  
this is pretty damn boring
 
2012-10-29 02:08:49 PM  
My God, what a barren wasteland

/got nothing
 
2012-10-29 02:18:41 PM  
That dark gray band in the background has peaked my interest. Perfect desert ripple.

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-29 02:32:48 PM  

Edward_Lapine: On the far left of the photo are the tread tracks from Curiousity. (What it looks like to me)

Pretty cool stuff.


The tracks have always looked to me like the rovers have moved through damp ground......
 
2012-10-29 02:36:19 PM  
Does it have circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back explaining what it is?
 
2012-10-29 02:39:35 PM  
That is one VERY cool panorama. So much for getting any work done this afternoon.

Thank good Sir-mitter
 
2012-10-29 03:18:40 PM  
i218.photobucket.com

Martian scout has been tracking us for some time...I suspect that the rest of the raiding party is camped out on the other side of that hill.
 
2012-10-29 03:26:10 PM  
Not much of interest on the ground, maybe tilt the camera up to include more of the sky next time, mmkay?
 
2012-10-29 03:28:44 PM  
"She didn't watch the dead, ancient bone-chess cities slide under, or the old canals filled with emptiness and dreams. Past dry rivers and dry lakes they flew, like a shadow of the moon, like a torch burning."
 
2012-10-29 03:30:06 PM  

PainInTheASP: [i218.photobucket.com image 534x368]

Martian scout has been tracking us for some time...I suspect that the rest of the raiding party is camped out on the other side of that hill.


I was wondering what the hell that thing is. How awesome would it be to take a picture of the same place and not have the miscellaneous black thing sitting there?
 
2012-10-29 03:32:54 PM  
Now this is a cool image of the martian surface:
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-10-29 03:41:25 PM  

r1niceboy: PainInTheASP: [i218.photobucket.com image 534x368]

Martian scout has been tracking us for some time...I suspect that the rest of the raiding party is camped out on the other side of that hill.

I was wondering what the hell that thing is. How awesome would it be to take a picture of the same place and not have the miscellaneous black thing sitting there?


I *think* that they are just artifacts from the stitching process--they seem to be repeated at regular intervals. But yeah, it would be epic if they revisited it and there was nothing there, or better yet...fifty others showed up.
 
2012-10-29 04:28:38 PM  
"an"

"an", subby.
 
2012-10-29 04:59:38 PM  
We'll never know how many martian sand people there are, they travel in single file lines to hide their numbers.
 
2012-10-29 07:19:35 PM  
has the rover been doing brodies up there?



/Looks like Ariz.
 
2012-10-30 08:06:04 AM  
We've had landers on Mars since the 1970s. . . I'm more curious about what we're learning at this point.
 
2012-10-30 08:25:45 AM  
How can there not be life on another planet, somewhere.
 
2012-10-30 08:51:00 AM  
This looks like the location for The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Link



Link
 
2012-10-30 08:26:10 PM  

dragonchild: We've had landers on Mars since the 1970s. . .


Not continuously. After a few years with Viking, there was nothing except a few months of Pathfinder in the 1990s until 2004 when the MER rovers arrived. So most of the time we have not had rovers on the ground.


I'm more curious about what we're learning at this point.

Quite a bit.  I will let you visit the library or visit Google or Wikipedia.
 
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