August 6th 2012, 02:17 AM #1
The Mars Curiosity Rover, which will study Martian climate, geology and possible biosignatures left the time that Mars was much more habitable, landed safely on August 6. The rover weighs approximately one ton -- meaning that the people who figured out how to get it on Mars in one working piece deserve crazy science respect.
Look forward to some tantalizing news coming from Curiosity over the next couple of years!
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August 6th 2012, 02:52 AM #2
Pretty cool. Except when the CNN coverage went like this:
"It's 200 meters up."
Anchor: "How far is that?"
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August 6th 2012, 02:58 AM #3
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August 6th 2012, 09:48 AM #5
Good girl Curiosity!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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August 6th 2012, 10:25 AM #6
I love this science stuff!
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August 6th 2012, 10:56 AM #7
If all of the other systems work as well as the landing system, our knowledge of Mars will improve tremendously. I'm really looking forward to following this project in detail. This is fun.
August 7th 2012, 12:18 PM #8
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