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(Discover)   What was it like for Curiosity to descend to Mars? See for yourself in this rover's-eye-view video of the landing   ( blogs.discovermagazine.com) divider line
    More: Cool, heat shield, other worlds, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, mantle plume  
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19238 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Aug 2012 at 10:32 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-06 10:45:01 PM  
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2012-08-06 11:31:15 PM  
3 votes:
I just saw this on the NASA website. Is that real?

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2012-08-06 10:52:29 PM  
3 votes:
I feel the highest form of patriotic.
2012-08-06 10:54:43 PM  
2 votes:

ultraholland: You'd think science could increase the resolution. Somebody get to the CSI machine and enhance this video.

NASA is already working on it, preliminary results, original:

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And CSI-version:

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2012-08-07 01:41:24 AM  
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GungFu: I just saw this on the NASA website. Is that real?

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2012-08-07 12:59:40 AM  
1 vote:

EffervescingElephant: is there something special about this one that i am not getting?

I bet if you hang around the monolith long enough you might just find a new and interesting use for those dried up old bones...
2012-08-06 11:57:24 PM  
1 vote:

Fubini: The rover only has so much bandwidth available to transmit data back to Earth, so rather than transmitting the full, high-resolution version it has instead transmitted a highly compressed version (192x144 resolution).

You would think if they were going to fly all that way, they would spool out a couple of strands of fiber optic cable.
2012-08-06 11:30:05 PM  
1 vote:
Now, try to parallel park that sucker.
2012-08-06 11:08:27 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-08-06 11:06:43 PM  
1 vote:
After initial reports on Mars that the heat shield was a "flying saucer," the Martian Air Force is now claiming that it was a weather balloon, and there is nothing to worry about. Also, all civilian travel to the Gale Crater is strictly prohibited while they clean up the flying-- er weather balloon.
2012-08-06 11:01:18 PM  
1 vote:

Lordserb: Token Anarchist: ple bemoan the costs?!? farking savages.

I think it's more about spending the money on things that will have a greater effect on solving national problems. Don't get me wrong, this mars mission is beyond cool, but you can't tell someone he or she is wrong for wanting to have spent the money feeding the poor. Just a matter of perspective for some people I guess.

Seems appropriate:
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2012-08-06 11:00:58 PM  
1 vote:
$2.5B project, or about 10% of our annual air conditioning costs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wanna know what I'd rather my tax money be spent on?

We landed a robot on Mars using a f*cking rocket-powered sky crane. I didn't even know we could do that on Earth.
2012-08-06 10:49:40 PM  
1 vote:
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//I hated that move
//Would still disappoint a young Ally Sheedy
2012-08-06 10:46:16 PM  
1 vote:
I kept expecting to see a bowl of petunias falling too. "Oh no, not again"
2012-08-06 10:39:07 PM  
1 vote:
You'd think science could increase the resolution. Somebody get to the CSI machine and enhance this video.
2012-08-06 10:35:40 PM  
1 vote:
We need Slim Plckins to sit on top of that screaming Yeee Ha! Too bad he died.
2012-08-06 10:24:44 PM  
1 vote:
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/how many Curiosity threads have we had so far?
//it probably isn't anywhere near enough
2012-08-06 10:18:57 PM  
1 vote:
So what's it doing now?

/just idle Curiosity...
2012-08-06 08:47:45 PM  
1 vote:
Absolutely mind-blowing.
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