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(Wired)   Curiosity rover takes best self portrait ever, still no duckface   (wired.com) divider line 43
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2012-11-01 12:11:19 AM  
www.wired.com

Wow. Instagram has even infiltrated NASA

/badass pic
 
2012-11-01 12:41:52 AM  
Sh*t's sending data from farking Mars and here I am thinking I was alright for remembering to put the toilet seat down.
 
2012-11-01 01:35:21 AM  
Nice picture.
You can't even see the camera in the bathroom mirror.
 
2012-11-01 02:08:55 AM  
As long as it keeps blasting rocks with lasers on MARS, a little robot cam-whoring is fine.
 
2012-11-01 02:31:23 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com

/obscure?
 
2012-11-01 04:58:36 AM  
Those aren't his poops in the foreground on the left, are they? This can't be one of those "Bad Myspace Pics?"
 
2012-11-01 07:09:51 AM  
I'm just waiting for Chewy's roar to draw it's fire while Han pops up and blasts it.
 
2012-11-01 07:54:07 AM  

calbert: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x369]

/obscure?


1/10

/it's early and so you might catch someone half asleep
 
2012-11-01 08:17:48 AM  
I want to create a dating website profile with that picture.
 
2012-11-01 08:19:28 AM  
I'm really glad someone has the time and motivation to do this kind of work. It's like vintage cars, I like to look at them, but would never make the effort myself.

Although I suspect the 14-year old me would have. I watched every minute of the early space coverage.
 
2012-11-01 09:01:26 AM  

MurphyMurphy: I'm just waiting for Chewy's roar to draw it's fire while Han pops up and blasts it.


I'm a fan.
 
2012-11-01 09:18:44 AM  
GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU
 
2012-11-01 09:28:59 AM  
You know, for a multi-billion dollar, nuclear-fueled rover, it hasn't really gone very far lately. How many meters did Spirit/Opportunity cover in it's first three months?
 
2012-11-01 09:30:49 AM  
If "Wired" waited until this morning, they could have gotten a much bigger version. (Click image at the link for the 3700 x 3441 pixel version.) Cool thing to notice: You can see reflections the Mars scenery the big ChemCam/laser and in the four NavCam cameras.


The version the link gives is based on thumbnails the rover sent back. My link's version used the larger images the rover sent later. Both versions where done by people at unmannedspaceflight.com. I have an account there pretty much to make it easier to keep track of what cool stuff that I have or have not yet seen yet.

(Because of bandwidth concerns, the rover usually sends thumbnails to Earth. NASA then radios back which images they want to full versions of.)
 
2012-11-01 09:36:30 AM  

TV's Vinnie: You know, for a multi-billion dollar, nuclear-fueled rover, it hasn't really gone very far lately. How many meters did Spirit/Opportunity cover in it's first three months?


Yet this rover has sent back more scientific information than both of those rovers combined. Who knew that taking time to dig holes, blast rocks into vapor, analyze the chemical composition of things requires the rover to be stationary? It's unpossible!
 
2012-11-01 09:37:06 AM  
What a duck face on Mars might look like:

www.toonbarn.com

Hot like the sun.
 
2012-11-01 09:55:10 AM  
Looks shopped.
 
2012-11-01 10:17:01 AM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-01 10:29:47 AM  
Really cool!

(Even though the lighting and color make it look like it was shot at a Wal-Mart.)
 
2012-11-01 10:35:31 AM  
Hey. Look. It's a robot in a desert. How fascinating.
 
2012-11-01 10:46:23 AM  
no disassemble
 
2012-11-01 10:46:42 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Hey. Look. It's a robot in a desert. How fascinating.


It's not so much where the robot is; it's where the desert is located.
 
2012-11-01 10:57:56 AM  
Which Transformer took the pictures, because I don't see any rigging sticking out.
 
2012-11-01 11:16:20 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: ZeroCorpse: Hey. Look. It's a robot in a desert. How fascinating.

It's not so much where the robot is; it's where the desert is located.


Arizona, right?
 
2012-11-01 11:17:58 AM  

TV's Vinnie: You know, for a multi-billion dollar, nuclear-fueled rover, it hasn't really gone very far lately. How many meters did Spirit/Opportunity cover in it's first three months?


Are you a Republican? I ask because that literally is one of the dumbest dam things I've ever seen someone express, and I spend a lot of time on Fark and Reddit.
 
2012-11-01 11:34:41 AM  

calbert: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x369]

/obscure?


Cover yourself!
 
2012-11-01 11:37:46 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: TV's Vinnie: You know, for a multi-billion dollar, nuclear-fueled rover, it hasn't really gone very far lately. How many meters did Spirit/Opportunity cover in it's first three months?

Are you a Republican? I ask because that literally is one of the dumbest dam things I've ever seen someone express, and I spend a lot of time on Fark and Reddit.


And why is that? It's a legit question. For a rover it certainly hasn't done mush.......roving.
 
2012-11-01 11:46:00 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Hey. Look. It's a robot in a desert. How fascinating.


QuantumApostrophe, is that you?
 
2012-11-01 11:48:56 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Slaves2Darkness: TV's Vinnie: You know, for a multi-billion dollar, nuclear-fueled rover, it hasn't really gone very far lately. How many meters did Spirit/Opportunity cover in it's first three months?

Are you a Republican? I ask because that literally is one of the dumbest dam things I've ever seen someone express, and I spend a lot of time on Fark and Reddit.

And why is that? It's a legit question. For a rover it certainly hasn't done mush.......roving.


When you land in the right place, roving isn't required. And be patient, it will do more roving when it's done with the tasks at hand scoop.
 
2012-11-01 12:07:03 PM  

croesius: ZeroCorpse: Hey. Look. It's a robot in a desert. How fascinating.

QuantumApostrophe, is that you?


lol

/farking LEDs
//stoopid idea
 
2012-11-01 12:37:00 PM  

PirateKing: TV's Vinnie: Slaves2Darkness: TV's Vinnie: You know, for a multi-billion dollar, nuclear-fueled rover, it hasn't really gone very far lately. How many meters did Spirit/Opportunity cover in it's first three months?

Are you a Republican? I ask because that literally is one of the dumbest dam things I've ever seen someone express, and I spend a lot of time on Fark and Reddit.

And why is that? It's a legit question. For a rover it certainly hasn't done mush.......roving.

When you land in the right place, roving isn't required. And be patient, it will do more roving when it's done with the tasks at hand scoop.


It's called Curiosity. It needs to stop and be curious about things. Maybe the next rover, which will be called Hyperactivity, will bounce around Mars like a six year old with three cans of Dr. Pepper in him.
 
2012-11-01 01:32:48 PM  
I'm not sure why, but this photo blew my mind for a moment. To think, at this very moment, is a mobile robotic device that we humans have sent to another planet.

So awesome.
 
2012-11-01 01:45:57 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I'm not sure why, but this photo blew my mind for a moment. To think, at this very moment, is a mobile robotic device that we humans have sent to another planet.

So awesome.


Lowered by cable from a hovering jet-powered crane. With the first pictures available within 5 minutes of the landing. Science is farking amazing!
 
2012-11-01 02:18:50 PM  

r1niceboy:
It's called Curiosity. It needs to stop and be curious about things. Maybe the next rover, which will be called Hyperactivity, will bounce around Mars like a six year old with three cans of Dr. Pepper in him.


We did that one already, although to be fair, it only bounced once or twice.
 
2012-11-01 02:54:43 PM  
This wasn't a complete photo from Curiosity, some fanboi got sick of waiting for one so he chopped up a bunch of images of it to make this one.

/I read it on the internet
//Still farking awesome
 
2012-11-01 03:19:58 PM  

TV's Vinnie: You know, for a multi-billion dollar, nuclear-fueled rover, it hasn't really gone very far lately. How many meters did Spirit/Opportunity cover in it's first three months?


While called a rover, it's primary purpose is not roving. Rather it's a probe capable of roving; the primary purpose being probing.

Similarly, Viking was also probe. It's sometimes called the Viking lander, but it's primary purpose was not "landing." I hope this helps.
 
2012-11-01 03:41:55 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: I'm not sure why, but this photo blew my mind for a moment. To think, at this very moment, is a mobile robotic device that we humans have sent to another planet.

So awesome.


Meanwhile on another planet, their minds are blown because a mobile robotic device they sent out is running for president.
 
2012-11-01 04:45:10 PM  
We photograph the most intresting stuff on mars... Just happens to be stuff we put there.

Obviously NASA is bored with being there.
 
2012-11-01 05:10:32 PM  
cdn.motinetwork.net
 
2012-11-01 07:55:02 PM  

neuroflare: This wasn't a complete photo from Curiosity, some fanboi got sick of waiting for one so he chopped up a bunch of images of it to make this one.

/I read it on the internet
//Still farking awesome


Indeed you are correct, and high res and complete photo is here: Link

www.nasa.gov
 
2012-11-01 11:39:19 PM  
They took another set of images from another angle. Assuming image geeks can deal with various distortions and any changes in the time that passed, they will have this in 3D.
 
2012-11-02 02:35:08 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-03 11:41:49 AM  
Johnny 5? Is that you?
 
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