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Mars Rover Curiosity Landing, Next 24 Hours

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vaskadar, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Yep. And I would again.

    I closed it after the rover successfully landed and they've got the first pictures, then went to bed. It was one of those "We do with what we've got" moment. Low Bandwidths were primarily the reasons of that, and how the anxiety regarding the landing success rate were defeated by their over-the-top engineering and monitoring.
     
  2. Peavey

    Peavey American Cheeseburger

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    Lemonheads are fucking delicious.

    What a stupid name for a rover though, right? I would've called it, "The Red Rover" because it's on the Red Planet. Get it?
     
  3. cryptophreak

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    Higher-quality images from Curiosity:

    [screenshot]http://i.imgur.com/6IY4x.jpg[/screenshot]

    [screenshot]http://i.imgur.com/Hvml1.jpg[/screenshot]

    [screenshot]http://i.imgur.com/9KLfd.jpg[/screenshot]
     
  4. Manticore

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  5. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    [​IMG]

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  6. cryptophreak

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    For clarity, the first image in Lizard's post is the same photograph as the first image in my post. The difference is that the camera that is currently active on Curiosity has a wide-angle lens, and Lizard's is a modified version which attempts to make the perspective more like what the human eye would perceive.
     
  7. Lizard Of Oz

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    You may want to take a closer (and longer) look at the pic I posted. ;)
     
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  8. cryptophreak

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  9. Jacks:Revenge

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  10. Lizard Of Oz

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  11. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  12. Manticore

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    Hell yes! :tup:
     
  13. Zxanphorian

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    First color panorama:

    [screenshot]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/675227main_pia16029-full_full.jpg[/screenshot]
     
  14. Manticore

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    Welcome to Barsoom..... wish you were here.
     
  15. Jacks:Revenge

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    somebody decided to drop their photoshop skills on NASA and patch up one of those grayscale images to imagine what Mars looks like in true color.

    [screenshot]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32146097/MarsActuallyColorized.png[/screenshot]
     
  16. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    good graphics, I wonder what the gameplay is like on that server.
     
  17. NeoNite

    NeoNite Eternal sunshine

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    The ping is terrible.
     
  19. Lizard Of Oz

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    Sweet! :tup:
     

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