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Mars rover says: 'good evening gale crater!'

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  1. Drone

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    Different sources, different resolutions, some even b/w, I don't remember maybe I've posted some of these before or maybe not, but here they are:

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    There's gold in them thar hills!:eek:
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    I hope they find gold on Mars. Maybe they will bring NASA's budget back up where it should be. Its about the only government program I still have faith in. When they cut NASA funding it was a real "Dafuq" moment IMO.
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    Mars and Earth formed at about the same time and probably they have similar rocks and minerals. Scientists will find out sooner or later. Martian gold is quite possible. :D

    On a side note: with all these high quality pictures taken by Curiosity someone might create a mod for Doom lol
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    I have no idea why you feel that way.

    I think you are confusing this:

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    Too much government and not enough smoking and horn rimmed glasses now. Today's NASA would never make it to the moon.
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    Meh I have a soft spot for the aerospace industry but, yeah I get what you are saying. If they said "Hey NASA your goal is to get a man on Mars by 2025. Here is 600 billion a year. Make it happen" and leave all the green politically crap at the door Ill admit I would be pretty damn happy......that will never happen.
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    I couldn't agree with you more.
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    Just signs O' the times. Both pictures are good. :)
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    Since nobody's gonna post a single damn thing I'll continue, ha. Curiosity still kills kitties and runs in circles. Still live and kickin'.

    Virgin spatula :D

    Curiosity took this photo of its soil scoop on September 27. Looks clean and shiny as a new spatula.

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    The Chemistry and Camera instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its laser and spectrometers to examine what chemical elements are in a drift of Martian sand during the mission's 74th Martian day, or sol (Oct. 20, 2012).

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    A windblown sand ripple at the Rocknest site. Curiosity used its wheel to crunch into the sand just to the right of the larger foreground rock which is about 5 inches wide.

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    http://www.digitfreak.com/technology/science/1477-top-10-photos-from-curiosity-mars-rover

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    Mars Curiosity rover tests soil scooping system - video

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/oct/14/mars-curiosity-rover-soil-scooping-video

    Yeah baby, rip Mars a new one.
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    lyndonguitar I play games

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    Damn what if they find complex species hiding somewhere, or frozen in the poles
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    Curiosity entry
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    Curiosity @ Glenelg Area (September 19, 2012)

    Lol sounds like a gig event ahaha

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    Curiosity @ Glenelg Area (October 1, 2012)

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    Curiosity @ Rocknest:

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    Some hardware:

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    And just some data:

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    This spectrum graph made from data obtained by Curiosity after examination of four observation points on the rock "Jake Matijevic".
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    It look like it has bmw logos on it, lol. (Second picture in above post)
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    Casting a shadow

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    Another nth self-portrait

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    Interesting route:

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    The Curiosity rover's ultimate self-portrait

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    3D version:

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    How did it take it? Its an awesome shot.
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    Silly me, I shouldve known that.
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    Thought it needed a edit too.

    Sorry cool it is but we need to look after what we have never mind other planets.
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    why waste money on research, when we could spend it on todays problems!


    yeah, satellites and microwaves dont help solve problems at all :p

    its not always obvious, but technological progression does do its part to raise the standards of living worldwide.
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    Gold mines on mars. See, it totally has a helpful purpose
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    A couple of b/w Curiosity pictures

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    Unrelated: I'd like to post pictures made by Opportunity and Spirit rovers. They weren't overhyped as Curiosity but they accomplished their missions very well:


    Opportunity took this mosaic picture near the edge of the Endeavour crater on Mars in April 2010.

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    Spirit at the edge of a crater.

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    Thanks for the constant supply of awesome pics drone, I've been loving this thread since the beginning. :toast:
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