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mars curiosity rover
« on: August 05, 2012, 08:40:59 am »
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU</a>

I'm just blown away at the sheer complexity involved in getting this thing safely on mars. Have a watch of this video even if you have no interest, just to see what absurdly crazy shit they're going to be attempting tomorrow.

Does anyone know if there will be some kind of live coverage of the landing?

edit, yup there will be live coverage at

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/nasatv/

ETA 0530 UTC/GMT (convert to your own timezone using the link below)

http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=NASA+Curiosity+Mars+Rover+Landing&iso=20120805T2230&p1=137
« Last Edit: August 05, 2012, 09:29:25 am by entropy »
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Re: mars curiosity rover
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 10:45:18 am »
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cool, thx

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Re: mars curiosity rover
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 01:42:37 am »
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no prob matt. i'm glad it landed ok :)
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Re: mars curiosity rover
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 11:24:47 am »
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now what is it going to do while its up there
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Re: mars curiosity rover
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 11:17:01 am »
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That's a good question. As far as I know it will dig around the crater it is in and look at rock samples, trying to look for signs of life. The mission is supposed to be 1 year long so will have plenty of time to take samples, analyse them with the various instruments, take photos and video and so on. The special thing about this rover compared to the previous ones is that it has a lot of scientific instruments - it's pretty much a 1 tonne roving laboratory powered by a nuclear battery.
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Re: mars curiosity rover
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 11:18:17 am »
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Re: mars curiosity rover
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012, 11:19:30 am »
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^lol USA!



^photo of the thing, should be getting some high res (hopefully colour) photos soon
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Re: mars curiosity rover
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2012, 05:53:00 pm »
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So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief.
Holy Quran 94:5
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Measuring reminder:
5 toe to heel steps = 148cm
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�Strength comes from the legs, Power comes from the torso and Speed comes from the arm.� � Al Vermeil

My Progress Log
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