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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #250: August 06, 2012, 02:10:21 AM »
:lmao: NASA:  We can send a rover to Mars, but we can't handle scaling a server for the traffic it will create.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/raw/ is down.

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« Reply #251: August 06, 2012, 02:12:47 AM »
Holy crap, I didn't realize just how much bigger it was compared to the previous rovers!


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« Reply #252: August 06, 2012, 02:16:50 AM »
Holy crap, I didn't realize just how much bigger it was compared to the previous rovers!

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I would have loved to seen actual video of the descent... including the thrusters steering the rover/sky crane/and then watching the sky crane jet off and crash. That would have been amazing video.

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« Reply #253: August 06, 2012, 02:22:51 AM »
What four countries went with us to Mars? And why is he being so secretive about it?

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« Reply #254: August 06, 2012, 02:25:40 AM »
Is Apple sponsoring this landing?



Actually, with around $100 billion cash on hand (not value of the company, "money in the bank"), Apple could have funded 40 Curiosity missions.  40 OF THESE MISSIONS!  WITH JUST THE MONEY THEY HAVE IN THE BANK!

How can anyone say "we can't afford NASA!?"

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« Reply #256: August 06, 2012, 09:00:02 AM »


Mars this morning.

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« Reply #257: August 06, 2012, 09:21:21 AM »
bad... ass! Can't wait to see more pics.

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« Reply #258: August 06, 2012, 09:49:11 AM »
bad... ass! Can't wait to see more pics.

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #259: August 06, 2012, 10:37:02 AM »
I wonder what it sounds like there?  there's a little bit of atmosphere, so i suppose sound can travel through it. 

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« Reply #260: August 06, 2012, 10:40:09 AM »
I wonder what it sounds like there?  there's a little bit of atmosphere, so i suppose sound can travel through it. 

I wonder if they put a microphone on the thing with all the other equipment- that would be cool to have sound

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« Reply #261: August 06, 2012, 10:54:20 AM »
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Mars this morning.


Source?  Not that I don't believe you, just wondering.

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« Reply #262: August 06, 2012, 10:56:05 AM »
Here's a screen capture from NASA's broadcast. ;)


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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #263: August 06, 2012, 10:56:37 AM »
Source? Photoshop.  just like Neil Armstrong. 

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« Reply #264: August 06, 2012, 10:57:35 AM »
Source? Photoshop.  just like Neil Armstrong. 


Untrue plenty of supporting evidence. ;)


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« Reply #265: August 06, 2012, 11:55:43 AM »
Source?  Not that I don't believe you, just wondering.

I honestly don't have a clue where I got that from.

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« Reply #266: August 06, 2012, 12:02:01 PM »
True, as documented by the Warner Brothers late last century.

Untrue plenty of supporting evidence. ;)

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« Reply #267: August 06, 2012, 12:28:07 PM »
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Mars this morning.


Source?  Not that I don't believe you, just wondering.


It's not from this morning.  I saw it on reddit before, along with an explanation of why the sun looks blue on Mars.  Unfortunately I'm a moran and forget the specifics.

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« Reply #268: August 06, 2012, 12:32:46 PM »
It's not from this morning.  I saw it on reddit before, along with an explanation of why the sun looks blue on Mars.  Unfortunately I'm a moran and forget the specifics.

Cause I kick ass, nages.

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« Reply #269: August 06, 2012, 02:32:33 PM »
i fell alseep with the TV on last night around 1 and woke up just as they were waiting to see if it had landed.  It was very cool to watch the reaction of the folks at the JPL.

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« Reply #270: August 06, 2012, 03:47:13 PM »


Really cool story about the NASA office pool guessing where the thing would land

http://m.gizmodo.com/5932214/heres-exactly-where-mars-curiosity-landedand-the-nasa-engineer-who-won-that-bet

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« Reply #271: August 09, 2012, 02:10:06 PM »
Nice low-res panoramic view from Curiosity.

From that picture... doesn't look much different than what you might find out in the deserts out west.


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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #272: August 09, 2012, 02:17:08 PM »
It's all fake. They landed in the mojave desert.

Actually, the NASA folks at a press conference said something like, I know this is going to sound bad to the conspiracy guys, but really this place looks terrestial, almost like the Mojave desert.

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« Reply #273: August 09, 2012, 02:47:33 PM »
saw this yesterday:

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dear religion: while you are busy fighting over chicken sandwiches, we landed on mars, sincerely, science

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« Reply #274: August 09, 2012, 05:21:22 PM »
saw this yesterday:


Dear militant Atheists, please STFU and GTFO, you're worse than 95% of the religious people.

I've never seen a group that pushed "nothing" so hard :roll: