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Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) thread
SolarisDate: Tuesday, 07.08.2012, 01:27 | Message # 61
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One video is arrived smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGMDXy-Y1I


Edited by Solaris - Tuesday, 07.08.2012, 01:29
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 07.08.2012, 02:00 | Message # 62
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One video is arrived

I was watching the press conference when they showed it, including parts after landing not shown on the Youtube video smile

I can't wait until the full resolution images are available! It will take weeks, but it will be worth it smile





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anonymousgamerDate: Tuesday, 07.08.2012, 22:06 | Message # 63
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The comments section in that video is hilarious.




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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 08.08.2012, 20:10 | Message # 64
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Inside Gale smile

The first full resolution MARDI frame biggrin





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Wednesday, 08.08.2012, 20:42
 
SolarisDate: Wednesday, 08.08.2012, 20:54 | Message # 65
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Those hills on the background looks beautiful cool
This new era of exploration is gonna be great...
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 09.08.2012, 00:03 | Message # 66
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Here's a gif I made to show the difference in resolution between the thumbnail and the full resolution versions of the MARDI frame (view in a separate tab at full resolution to see the most detail and to avoid the moiré pattern):





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Thursday, 09.08.2012, 00:05
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 09.08.2012, 01:46 | Message # 67
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Really awesome.




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anonymousgamerDate: Thursday, 09.08.2012, 23:45 | Message # 68
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And all those YouTube comments about low quality have been crushed...




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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 10.08.2012, 19:25 | Message # 69
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I should point out something that may be of interest to everyone.

The Curiosity rover is the most capable robotic spacecraft ever to land of Mars. Its computer has 256 MB of RAM, 2 GB of storage, and 32 MB of operating software. Its one-core CPU has a clock speed of 133 MHz. And it is exploring Mars.

Your cell phone is more capable than this.

The engineers that can make this happen deserve the highest respect.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Friday, 10.08.2012, 20:34 | Message # 70
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Your cell phone is more capable than this.


Here on Earth sure but the stuff they send to other planetary bodies and out into space is usually always a bit behind the times. They have to make sure its going to work in hostile environments and in case the thing explodes on the way there its best not to invest in the greatest of everything and stick it on a single rover.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 10.08.2012, 21:42 | Message # 71
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I understand the reason that it is so much less capable. But my point is about how much they can accomplish with such limitations.




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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 03:50 | Message # 72
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But my point is about how much they can accomplish with such limitations.


I say we give them more money, as much as possible really. Just think of what NASA could accomplish if they had a budget even 1/8 the size of the national defense budget.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 09:02 | Message # 73
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Discussion about Military vs Science budgets continued here




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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Saturday, 11.08.2012, 09:06 | Message # 74
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And back to Mars here

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/675227main_pia16029-full_full.jpg

surprised

Also this

http://www.photojpl.com/curiosi....kBPaSqJ

And more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-A5-lclQk





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Edited by DoctorOfSpace - Saturday, 11.08.2012, 09:34
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 12.08.2012, 00:27 | Message # 75
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This is one of my favorite pictures yet. If I didn't know better, I'd say that this was taken on Earth!


Take it and view it in full res, and look closely at the dirt. It has such a familiar appearance! And for some reason that makes it all the more spectacular happy





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Sunday, 12.08.2012, 00:29
 
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