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Thread: Curiosity Landing on Mars Tonight

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    exciting two years ahead of us

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    I thought this was an amazing picture:

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1...iosity-080612/

    A picture of Curiosity parachuting to Mars taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleHusker View Post
    I thought this was an amazing picture:

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1...iosity-080612/

    A picture of Curiosity parachuting to Mars taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
    That was amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    I hope Martians steal its wheels.
    I think NASA put one one of those wheel locks on each wheel, just in case. If not I hope their theft insurance us paid up.
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    this was on twitter

    Dear Religion, While you were debating what chicken sandwiches were okay to eat, I just landed on Mars. Sincerely, Your Pal Science

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    Can't wait for the color pictures to start rolling in.

    As someone who still does work for an ISP from time to time I had to take a gander at how we're getting data between here and there, just out of curiosity. Very interesting stuff. I think if we ever got to the point where it doesn't take 5-20 minutes just to get a signal from point A to point B, that'd be about when we should start looking for volunteers for a manned mission.

    http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/mission...tionwithearth/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw11 View Post
    this was on twitter

    Dear Religion, While you were debating what chicken sandwiches were okay to eat, I just landed on Mars. Sincerely, Your Pal Science

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post

    taller than any mountain in the lower 48

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw11 View Post
    this was on twitter

    Dear Religion, While you were debating what chicken sandwiches were okay to eat, I just landed on Mars. Sincerely, Your Pal Science

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw11 View Post
    this was on twitter

    Dear Religion, While you were debating what chicken sandwiches were okay to eat, I just landed on Mars. Sincerely, Your Pal Science
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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatTargeteer View Post
    taller than any mountain in the lower 48
    Really? Hard to really see that from that photo, I guess because there's so little to judge perspective from. How tall are they saying that mountain peak is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKinneyTXHusker View Post
    Really? Hard to really see that from that photo, I guess because there's so little to judge perspective from. How tall are they saying that mountain peak is?
    I believe that's Aeolis Mons -

    Aeolis Mons,[1] (also known as Mount Sharp), is the central peak of Gale Crater on the planet Mars.[2][3][4] The mountain is located at 5.4°S 137.8°E and rises 5.5 km (18,000 ft) high.[2][3][4] Aeolis Palus is the official name of the crater floor plain between the northern wall of Gale Crater and the northern foothills of Aeolis Mons.[1]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolis_Mons

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