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YellowKing wrote:
2MP with 8GB of flash [memory] didn't sound too bad in 2004. But it doesn't compare well to what you get in an iPhone today.'
Duct tape + iPhone. What's the problem?
iTunes kept causing all of Curiosity's other functions to bog down.

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msduncan wrote:High rez shot of the rover deck (click to enlarge)
(first, thanks for sharing the pictures you are finding)

I chuckled at this picture. I'm sure it has merit and value and all that...
I'm sure it does.

This just seems sorta like those picture you see people taking of themselves, arms outstretched, when they are in front of [famous landmark]. This is the Curiosity version of that... Taking a picture of himself, on Mars. "Hi NASA!" :D

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Biyobi wrote:
YellowKing wrote:
2MP with 8GB of flash [memory] didn't sound too bad in 2004. But it doesn't compare well to what you get in an iPhone today.'
Duct tape + iPhone. What's the problem?
iTunes kept causing all of Curiosity's other functions to bog down.
Plus the roaming charges were outrageous.
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Brian wrote:Plus the roaming charges were outrageous.
astronomic.
out of this world.

not outrageous. :D

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One of the NASA guys was talking about how earth-like and comfortable Mars seemed from these pics, and I have to agree. It really does look like someplace you could just pop up a few bases and set up shop just like we do at the poles here on Earth.

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Nice! Can't wait to see some more full color shots. I remember sitting at my computer and just staring at the first full color shots from pathfinder and being completely blown away.

Looking at those pictures of the nearby hills... is it just me or does it look like they cut that really close? If they had been a little more off course and the rover had come down on those hill it seems like it could have caused all sorts of problem. Or maybe they're just not as close to as they look.

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What's the ambient temperature where Curiosity is?
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Unagi wrote:
msduncan wrote:High rez shot of the rover deck (click to enlarge)
(first, thanks for sharing the pictures you are finding)

I chuckled at this picture. I'm sure it has merit and value and all that...
I'm sure it does.

This just seems sorta like those picture you see people taking of themselves, arms outstretched, when they are in front of [famous landmark]. This is the Curiosity version of that... Taking a picture of himself, on Mars. "Hi NASA!" :D
Its the same thing as taking a picture of oneself on a long-distance trip and sending it back home to reassure the parents. "Look mom, I'm okay. Really. I'm fine. My stuff is fine. Everything is okay."

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Freezer-TPF- wrote:What's the ambient temperature where Curiosity is?
Mean planet temperature is −63° C. Total range is −87° C to +20° C.

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Isgrimnur wrote:
Freezer-TPF- wrote:What's the ambient temperature where Curiosity is?
Mean planet temperature is −63° C. Total range is −87° C to +20° C.
20 C sounds great. Let's build the hotels and golf courses there.
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Unagi wrote:
msduncan wrote:High rez shot of the rover deck (click to enlarge)
(first, thanks for sharing the pictures you are finding)

I chuckled at this picture. I'm sure it has merit and value and all that...
I'm sure it does.

This just seems sorta like those picture you see people taking of themselves, arms outstretched, when they are in front of [famous landmark]. This is the Curiosity version of that... Taking a picture of himself, on Mars. "Hi NASA!" :D
It's actually not to far off from that. Curiosity has a twitter account and he's been sending updates and jokes out.... :P
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When the sun goes out, we'll have eight minutes to live.

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I found this 360 degree interactive, color, hi-res panorama to be absolutely mind-blowing.
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whoa.
And in banks across the world
Christians, Moslems, Hindus, Jews
And every other race, creed, colour, tint or hue
Get down on their knees and pray
The raccoon and the groundhog neatly
Make up bags of change
But the monkey in the corner
Well he's slowly drifting out of range

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For some reason, seeing the Sun in the sky awed me the most. I wonder if Curiosity's camera can get any night sky shots. It would be so amazing to see the Earth rising above a Martian horizon.

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Kraken wrote:For some reason, seeing the Sun in the sky awed me the most. I wonder if Curiosity's camera can get any night sky shots. It would be so amazing to see the Earth rising above a Martian horizon.
Well, there goes my post. Really amazing stuff.
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Kraken wrote:For some reason, seeing the Sun in the sky awed me the most.
Sun was added from a diff pic so kind of semi-a-little fakish, but still cool (5th paragraph or so):

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/20 ... oramas.php" target="_blank

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Kurth wrote:I found this 360 degree interactive, color, hi-res panorama to be absolutely mind-blowing.
Wow. Awesome.

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Oh neat, if you visit that panorama on an iPad you can move your view by moving your iPad around. A magic little window to another world.

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Where is the mountain? It appears to be missing.
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Mookee wrote:
Kraken wrote:For some reason, seeing the Sun in the sky awed me the most.
Sun was added from a diff pic so kind of semi-a-little fakish, but still cool (5th paragraph or so):

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/20 ... oramas.php" target="_blank
Awe fading...but as long as it's an accurate representation using an actual image from Mars, I won't cry foul.

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Kraken wrote:
Mookee wrote:
Kraken wrote:For some reason, seeing the Sun in the sky awed me the most.
Sun was added from a diff pic so kind of semi-a-little fakish, but still cool (5th paragraph or so):

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/20 ... oramas.php" target="_blank
Awe fading...but as long as it's an accurate representation using an actual image from Mars, I won't cry foul.

I really really want Curiosity to take a picture of the Martian sunset. PLEASE PLEASE Nasa? Please?
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We're NASA and we know it

Yeahhh...you guys might want to stick with building robots.

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Limbering up

When Curiosity drives off the landing site for the first time, does its resale value depreciate by 20%?

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Kraken wrote:Limbering up

When Curiosity drives off the landing site for the first time, does its resale value depreciate by 20%?
By the time we actually get somebody up there to retrieve it, Curiosity will have become a "classic" and be worth triple the original sticker price.

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Kraken wrote:We're NASA and we know it

Yeahhh...you guys might want to stick with building robots.
Umm, you do realize that's a joke and not something anyone at NASA made, right? As the comments note it was clearly filmed in Seattle's outdoor mall. :lol:
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Sarkus wrote:
Kraken wrote:We're NASA and we know it

Yeahhh...you guys might want to stick with building robots.
Umm, you do realize that's a joke and not something anyone at NASA made, right? As the comments note it was clearly filmed in Seattle's outdoor mall. :lol:
Yes I do, and my remark was a joke, too. And a very funny one at that.

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High definition rover descent video

Scroll down a little for the video.
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Redfive wrote:High definition rover descent video

Scroll down a little for the video.
It's almost obscene how freakin' awesome watching a touchdown like that is. :wub:

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This is pretty darned cool. Click the thumbs at the bottom to zoom in on points of interest.

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Mount Sharp. Zoomed in. High Def:

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Looks like sedimentary rock to me. (I am not a geologist, although I play one on Mars).

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FALSE! Those are clearly the ruins of a terraced Martian city!

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Kraken wrote:This is pretty darned cool. Click the thumbs at the bottom to zoom in on points of interest.
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That's a riverbed on Mars. Off the top of my head I'd say the water must have flowed for some time to wear down that rounded stone.

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Lookin' good.

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The resolution on the original image is amazing.

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