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  • mal 8 Aug 2012 23:45:53 22,848 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    It's a pixel art curiosity
    Oops yeah, so it is. Was looking on my phone earlier and the image looked very weird.

    The mosaic shots all have orientation marks in them. They're like the things on crash test dummies heads (also orientation marks fwiw).

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  • ecu 8 Aug 2012 23:49:44 77,338 posts
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    Shouldn't be too long before we start to get colour images.
  • Razz 9 Aug 2012 11:35:01 61,664 posts
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    Ah... reddit.

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  • ecu 9 Aug 2012 14:51:46 77,338 posts
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    http://imgur.com/a/glI58

    Fixed lighting.
  • Ged42 9 Aug 2012 14:59:55 7,812 posts
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    The dark photos look really arty.

    I see them as symbolic of the lonely delicateness of the machine, one of man's greatest technological achievements, against the brutal harshness of the Martian wastes.
  • LeoliansBro 9 Aug 2012 15:03:54 44,966 posts
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    Blows me away.

    That shit's on MARS son.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Fake_Blood 9 Aug 2012 15:21:06 4,467 posts
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    Hmm, shouldn't that wheel be straight in line with the other wheels QUESTIONMARK.
  • chopsen 9 Aug 2012 16:42:30 16,290 posts
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    Maybe it's turning a corner.
  • muttler 9 Aug 2012 16:42:30 4,314 posts
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    Interesting piece on MSL on Material World on Radio 4 now, probably worth listening on iplayer if you've missed it, there some interesting stuff about the geology and science stuff.
  • mal 9 Aug 2012 16:56:03 22,848 posts
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    Billy_Sastard wrote:
    Lol, I'll never look at Curiosity the same again.

    Meh, it's clearly Johnny 5's bigger brother.

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  • Ged42 9 Aug 2012 18:23:44 7,812 posts
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    A message from Carl Sagan to future colonists of Mars.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVD6blTXN8&hd=1

    And another picture.

    In glorious panoramic technicolour

    Edited by Ged42 at 19:24:08 09-08-2012
  • damagedinc 9 Aug 2012 19:58:05 978 posts
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    They arent going to find anything mind blowing are they :-(
  • SolidSCB 9 Aug 2012 20:18:58 7,435 posts
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    You never know. If they do find signs of past life, however small, the entire book gets thrown out. If there are two places in a single Solar System that support(ed) life, then our galaxy is obviously abundant with it. Hopefully they find something, because we really need to get our arses in gear. We seem content to just live out our days as a species sucking this planet dry at the moment.
  • mal 9 Aug 2012 22:20:26 22,848 posts
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    There's so much information locked up in those cliffs it's almost impossible that they won't find anything cool there. Perhaps not mind blowing, but I guess that depends on your definition. The fact it took us hundreds of years to interpret the cliff records on our own planet and we're planning to do the same in a matter of weeks on an alien world is itself pretty cool.

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  • Bremenacht 9 Aug 2012 22:45:40 19,666 posts
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    The fact that all the problems in getting there safely were surmounted, and that it might confirm the presence of the chemicals required to sustain human life and send humans back to earth again, could be hugely significant for human exploration outside of Earth's orbit.

    The possibility of humans landing on Mars has (probably) got a wee bit closer.
  • SolidSCB 9 Aug 2012 22:52:27 7,435 posts
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    I just hope it happens in my lifetime.
  • Ged42 9 Aug 2012 23:06:45 7,812 posts
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    I'm hoping that if we don't have a person on Mars by the time I die. They develop the technology to my brain in a robot body, then i'm getting my shiny metal arse to Mars.
  • Fab4 10 Aug 2012 07:26:06 6,216 posts
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    Would be cool if they could terraform it remotely and then have the humans rock up.
  • damagedinc 10 Aug 2012 09:05:01 978 posts
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    Well im still banking on it finding the three breasted lady
  • Fake_Blood 10 Aug 2012 10:37:31 4,467 posts
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    Fab4 wrote:
    Would be cool if they could terraform it remotely and then have the humans rock up.
    We can't even keep our own planet under control, let alone terraforming Mars.
  • sport 10 Aug 2012 10:39:33 12,816 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Fab4 wrote:
    Would be cool if they could terraform it remotely and then have the humans rock up.
    We can't even keep our own planet under control, let alone terraforming Mars.
    Imagine if Curiosity finds oil /o\
  • megastar 10 Aug 2012 10:41:48 17,197 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Fab4 wrote:
    Would be cool if they could terraform it remotely and then have the humans rock up.
    We can't even keep our own planet under control, let alone terraforming Mars.
    Imagine if Curiosity finds oil /o\
    That would be fantastic! Imagine the money that would be invested? we'd have men on the surface of Mars within 10 years if we found oil!
  • Salaman 10 Aug 2012 11:01:54 19,627 posts
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    megastar wrote:
    sport wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Fab4 wrote:
    Would be cool if they could terraform it remotely and then have the humans rock up.
    We can't even keep our own planet under control, let alone terraforming Mars.
    Imagine if Curiosity finds oil /o\
    That would be fantastic! Imagine the money that would be invested? we'd have men on the surface of Mars within 10 years if we found oil!
    I doubt it. What good is oil all the way out there. Going there to get it and then bring it back would be stupid expensive. There's oil reserves here in earth we're not tapping into because the cost of extracting it is too high.
  • Fab4 10 Aug 2012 12:13:16 6,216 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Fab4 wrote:
    Would be cool if they could terraform it remotely and then have the humans rock up.
    We can't even keep our own planet under control, let alone terraforming Mars.

    Yeah, but what if we promise not to break this new one? :D
  • sport 10 Aug 2012 12:26:33 12,816 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    megastar wrote:
    sport wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Fab4 wrote:
    Would be cool if they could terraform it remotely and then have the humans rock up.
    We can't even keep our own planet under control, let alone terraforming Mars.
    Imagine if Curiosity finds oil /o\
    That would be fantastic! Imagine the money that would be invested? we'd have men on the surface of Mars within 10 years if we found oil!
    I doubt it. What good is oil all the way out there. Going there to get it and then bring it back would be stupid expensive. There's oil reserves here in earth we're not tapping into because the cost of extracting it is too high.
    Didn't you watch "The Core":

    "Getting through Space is easy! It's empty!" - Aaron Eckhart
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