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Mars rover says: 'good evening gale crater!'

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    i want to see the natural non-white balanced shots D:
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    This picture was captured by Spirit in 2005.

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    Yes it's old but I just wanted to post it here. The sun looks smaller because Mars is further from the sun. Now with Curiosity I hope we get much more interesting vistas.
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    New shots:

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    That first one is really amazing
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    New image

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    It's Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed.
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    Let's get this rover blazing some trails! :D
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    Idk why, but the op Pics don't seem all that HD.. Great to hear it's making progress though. :)
    Some of these other pictures are amazing.
    Those descent videos are in no other words.. Breathtaking..
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    This 360-degree panorama was released Aug 27 2012.
    It includes the highest part of Mount Sharp which is approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the rover.
    The colors on this panorama are enchanced to give the same colors as it would have under lights on earth.
    http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/curiosity-first-color-360.html

    This is the latest panorama released by NASA July 2012. It was assembled from 817 images taken between Dec. 21, 2011, and May 8, 2012, while Opportunity was stationed on an outcrop informally named 'Greeley Haven'. on a segment of the rim of ancient Endeavour Crater.

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    Visible from space: Curiosity tire tracks on Mars

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    Heh, that dude is always busy.
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    Curiosity is a camwhore lol. New self-shot!

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    Coolz. Have there been any pics yet that arent white balanced, just natural mars colors?


    I'm a little confused at the wheel design, why does it have the holes in the tread?
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    I wonder if they have some sort of night cameras on the rover to possibly take some pics of the moons if they are even visible through all of that dust. It would be cool to see pics of the moons from the surface.

    Edit: Nevermind , I guess they are too small and move too quick for any cool images. Found this one taken from the spirit rover

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    I want to be the first person to go to mars and ride the rover like a bull.
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    Curiosity Close-Ups: The Rover’s Detailed Photoshoot of Itself

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    The purpose of this exercise isn’t to wait idly around but rather to do a detailed investigation of all its various high-tech instruments, in particular the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), which sits at the end of Curiosity’s arm. MAHLI is capable of taking extremely close-up images, resolving down to about 15 microns, or half the diameter of a human hair. The camera has been combing the rover with its high-magnification powers, calibrating and giving it a good once-over.

    For those anxious for the rover to get somewhere, the wait is almost over. By Friday, this testing and characterization phase of Curiosity’s mission will be done. Then “the plan is to drive, drive, drive,” said the rover’s mission manager, Jennifer Trosper, during a NASA press conference on Sept. 12. Curiosity will soon reach an area known as Glenelg, where it will conduct its first major science experiments, and then find a sandy location in Gale crater to practice its scooping and analysis.

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/09/curiosity-close-ups/
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    It looks like there breathable environment on Mars.
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    New super close up of curiosity! <3

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    While I am being funny, look at Micros pictures above and tell me that one doesn't look like J5's face...
    I <3 it..
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