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Author Topic: Curiosity Mission: Shutting Down 2016  (Read 87488 times)

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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #330 on: August 07, 2012, 09:35:12 pm »

Scale for that image? I want to know just how far everything flew.
According to the source, the heat shield is 1.2km from Curiosity. So that black char-mark for the sky-crane is about 100 meters long.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #331 on: August 07, 2012, 09:37:26 pm »

For just a minute, that heat shield was probably the most intense frisbee ever. I wish we had more footage of it falling.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #332 on: August 07, 2012, 09:42:15 pm »

Orbital drop frisbee would be sufficiently excessive and wasteful for a future!sport par excellence... probably would involve supersonic high atmosphere surfboards and some kind of two stage rocket you'd snap on the frisbee to get it out and in, in a timely manner.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #333 on: August 08, 2012, 09:26:37 am »

You know who's almost as popular as Curiosity?

Spoiler: This guy. (click to show/hide)
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #334 on: August 08, 2012, 09:31:05 am »

Scale for that image? I want to know just how far everything flew.
According to the source, the heat shield is 1.2km from Curiosity. So that black char-mark for the sky-crane is about 100 meters long.
It's no shar-mark It's just dust.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #335 on: August 08, 2012, 09:44:11 am »

Its still a pretty big mark, eitherway.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #336 on: August 08, 2012, 11:03:46 am »

You know who's almost as popular as Curiosity?

Spoiler: This guy. (click to show/hide)

The stars probably materialized on the side of his head after the cosmos witnessed our off-the-wall-crazy mars landing. You see, everyone elses heads were too well covered in hair to see them. And the bald people just struck out.
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« Reply #337 on: August 09, 2012, 01:49:18 pm »

Curiosity just released a full color 360-degree image of its landing site. :)
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« Reply #338 on: August 09, 2012, 01:52:50 pm »

Curiosity just released a full color 360-degree image of its landing site. :)
It's weird how much the surface of Mars just looks like a dusty red desert... I suppose that's because at the end of the day that's all it is.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #339 on: August 09, 2012, 01:54:25 pm »

I've seen places on Earth that look shockingly similar to Mars. It really is strange how not different Mars is from Earth.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #340 on: August 09, 2012, 02:13:44 pm »

It's interesting to think how all that red sand is caused by millions of years of low atmosphere winds. Makes for a very zen thought.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: TOUCHDOWN, SCREW MARTIAN ATMO, PARTY TIME LAW DECLARED
« Reply #341 on: August 09, 2012, 02:17:04 pm »

Curiosity just released a full color 360-degree image of its landing site. :)
dat barren wastes
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Re: Curiosity Mission: Lazer Cannon to Obliterate N165
« Reply #343 on: August 18, 2012, 09:43:49 pm »

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Great stuff. Better train your laser-aiming skills.
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Re: Curiosity Mission: Lazer Cannon to Obliterate N165
« Reply #344 on: August 18, 2012, 10:02:55 pm »

Ahhhh, naturally. They just couldn't quite manage to send a robot to Mars without placing a death cannon on board. :P
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