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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:51 PM

New Mars Curiosity Rover Pictures

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Reply New Mars Curiosity Rover Pictures (Original post)
OxQQme Friday OP
The Blue Flower Friday #1
nocoincidences Friday #2
KT2000 Friday #3
42bambi Friday #4
ffr Friday #5
Bayard Friday #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Saturday #10
Warpy Friday #7
jmbar2 Friday #8
spike jones Friday #9

Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:11 PM

1. Fantastic!

Thank you.

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:29 PM

2. The pictures we have received from Mars

are amazing, and especially when you imagine that some of the surfaces were actually the bottom of oceans or lakes or rivers.

And I wonder if that is the future of our Earth, if we don't intervene soon. Will some future race be sending rovers to our planet, and speculating on whether formations were once underwater?

Spooky.

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:34 PM

3. I can't believe

I am really looking at the surface of Mars. Just amazing and thanks for posting this.

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:36 PM

4. I have a vague memory of walking along Point Lake when I was a little girl ... :)

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:48 PM

5. For those with discovering minds, this is really cool! Worth sharing too.

Great story!

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:58 PM

6. Who knew that Mars looked like Arizona?

Amazing that the rover made it this far, and in one piece.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 02:02 AM

10. I was amazed that they were able to land it safely given the Rube Goldberg

sequence of events that had to happen perfectly. I remember seeing the people in JPL intently watching the messages from the spacecraft as it executed each task. The delay in the signals between Mars and Earth caused what was known as the "17 minutes of terror." Even as the first task -- the opening of the supersonic parachute -- was being reported as completed, Curiosity had already been on the ground for several minutes. Or it was laying in pieces on the ground. They wouldn't find out for 17 minutes.

People make a big deal of putting the first man and woman on Mars (how will they resist the temptation of being the first to copulate on another planet?), but it's the unmanned mission which are providing the most scientific bang for the buck.

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:11 PM

7. I'm still waiting for a prairie dog to pop up on camera

It really does look like a lot of places here in NM.

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:16 PM

8. And not a cigarette butt in sight!

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Response to OxQQme (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:56 PM

9. An interesting article on how Mars' features are named

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