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(Washington Post)   Opportunity reaches its 10th year operating on Mars. Did it do a good job? Can it come home? Guys? *sad robot eyes*   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 13
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2013-01-22 01:44:59 PM
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Fake, we've never been to Mars, we can't even get past the Van Halen belts.
2013-01-22 12:59:38 PM
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OceanVortex

Mars is great and all, and I think this rover is wonderful, but can we try Io or Europa now? They seem like better prospects for life at this point.

Given those two choices, if you're going to attempt a landing I'd recommend Io.
2013-01-22 11:52:23 AM
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Banacek: Watch Bender's Big Score. It evens out due to time travel that a version of Fry ends up going back and taking care of the dog shiats all over Jurassic Bark and other past favorite episodes that it almost ruined Futurama.


I agree Banacek - The original Jurassic Bark was a wonderful and powerful episode BECAUSE it was sad. Then they go back in time to try to un-sad it.

It'd be like going back and saving Bambi's mom, allowing Charlotte and Wilber to live happily ever after, or remaking the Star Wars movies as prequels and turn Darth Vader into a joke and Yoda into a miniature ninja instead of an all-seeing spirit guide. No screen writer would be so inept as to think any of those would be a good idea.
2013-01-22 11:01:50 AM
2 votes:
www.wdtprs.com
2013-01-22 10:53:01 AM
2 votes:
I hope that whenever humans decide to finally get around to landing on Mars our first order of business is to go pick up Opportunity. Nothing would be sweeter than bringing that daring rover home after all this time.

/and a tear would be brought to the eyes of xkcd readers everywhere
2013-01-22 02:20:32 PM
1 votes:

studebaker hoch: OceanVortex

Mars is great and all, and I think this rover is wonderful, but can we try Io or Europa now? They seem like better prospects for life at this point.

Given those two choices, if you're going to attempt a landing I'd recommend Io.


Europa's been forbidden to land on for almost three years now, anyway.
2013-01-22 02:03:49 PM
1 votes:
We need to get the guys who wrote the firmware for curiosity to write firmware for other electronics, like Xbox 360.
2013-01-22 12:49:47 PM
1 votes:

WinoRhino: Tax Boy: Build the museum on Mars and collect all the mars rovers and probes.

Bonus points if the rovers find their own way there and park on their display pedestals under their own power.


And then they explore the museums at night, studying lost change and lint on the floor.
2013-01-22 11:32:08 AM
1 votes:

Frozboz: 10th year? Is subby from the future?

FTA: The six-wheel, solar-powered rover parachuted to Eagle Crater in Mars' southern hemisphere on Jan. 24, 2004


It landed on Jan 24 2004. At that point, it started its first year operating on Mars.

In 2005, it started its second year.

In 2006, it started its third year.

In 2007, it started its fourth year.

In 2008, it started its fifth.

2009: sixth.

2010: seventh.

2011: eighth.

2012: ninth.

And now, in 2013, it will start its tenth. Not until January 24, though -- so, you're right, subby is from a little bit in the future.
2013-01-22 11:21:33 AM
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basemetal: [www.hour25online.com image 600x600]


Hmm, was Opportunity carrying Jesus at this point?
2013-01-22 11:06:54 AM
1 votes:
I feel like the Fry's dog from Futurama and the Mars Rover would be good friends.
2013-01-22 11:04:34 AM
1 votes:
It's very dusty in here, and someone might be cutting an onion
2013-01-22 11:02:49 AM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
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