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(Originally posted on: 08-05-12 10:52:03 PM)
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If you weren't already aware, the descent was awesome. Previous rovers basically dropped out of the sky and released a parachute, then were detached from the parachute and landed on the ground inside of a giant bubble wrap packaging.

They couldn't do that this time, I think because of a combination of the fact that the landing site this time was much smaller, and because it's a heavier more complicated/sensitive system. So this time, it did this: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=146903741

First photos are in already, too: https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity/status/232352290919567361/photo/1/large

The thing transmitted it by bouncing it off of a satellite (Mars Odyssey) which was already orbiting Mars. Impressive stuff.

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Reply 1 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-05-12 11:11:34 PM)
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Watched it on Xbox Live because Comcast sucks and doesn't have NASAtv here anymore. That was awesome.
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Reply 2 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-05-12 11:23:01 PM)
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Watched it on Xbox Live because Comcast sucks and doesn't have NASAtv here anymore. That was awesome.



I did the same thing. NASA was offering that stream for rebroadcast for free, and not one of my hundreds of channels decided to play it. TV/cable fucking sucks and is hopefully a dying format.
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Reply 3 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-06-12 02:12:15 PM)
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This is a picture that a Mars reconnaissance orbiter satellite (which was already orbiting Mars) took of the new Curiosity Laboratory in it's descent to the planet. How effing cool is that?
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Reply 4 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-06-12 02:26:11 PM)
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Reply 5 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-06-12 02:26:22 PM)
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Reply 6 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-06-12 04:59:13 PM)
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Reply 7 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-06-12 07:18:03 PM)
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Reply 8 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-06-12 07:19:00 PM)
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Reply 9 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-07-12 06:48:41 AM)
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Exciting times for planetary science.
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Reply 10 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 08:24:36 AM)
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Reply 11 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 08:25:50 AM)
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thatsa lot of rocks
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Reply 12 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 08:26:09 AM)
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Reply 13 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 10:10:22 AM)
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These aren't hip enough.



There we go.
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Reply 14 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 11:08:09 AM)
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Big improvement. It really captures how moody and mysterious Mars is.
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Reply 15 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 11:25:02 AM)
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Here's another.



This is fun!
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Reply 16 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 11:37:39 AM)
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I bet Mars is hiding those rocks from his parents
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Reply 17 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 12:41:38 PM)
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I think you might be mixing up your teenager stereotypes.
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Reply 18 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 01:27:41 PM)
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Reply 19 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 01:43:46 PM)
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those hills in the distance look questionable. i think we should bomb them
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Reply 20 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 07:14:29 PM)
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Nickolati: i would have gone to the doctor, because I am pussy trapped in a lumberjack's body
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Reply 21 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 07:40:26 PM)
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thats bullshit. the stitching is clearly fucked, and no pitcher would accept that as a gameball. thats bullshit.
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Reply 22 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 10:05:53 PM)
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You can tell by the pixels.
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Reply 23 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 10:23:10 PM)
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thats bullshit. the stitching is clearly fucked, and no pitcher would accept that as a gameball. thats bullshit.

A cubs pitcher wouldn't know the difference. MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
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Reply 24 of 56 (Originally posted on: 08-08-12 11:58:35 PM)
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How come they can't take color pictures?
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