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Found this crazy

The iPhone 4S has four times the processing power of Curiosity, which packs a mere 200MHz CPU, and a measly 2GB of SSD storage.
 
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another image from mars (sorry i forgot where i find it)
 
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no words to describe this
 
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Yeah and here we go.
 
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Someone had to.
 
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Maybe we can keep the conversion on science? :wtf:

Expect the occasional funny joke that is. :D
 
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Maybe we can keep the conversion on science? :wtf:

Expect the occasional funny joke that is. :D
I agree fully. I was just saying the first shot looks like Nevada.....or Nevada looks like Mars. Who knows.
 
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I agree fully. I was just saying the first shot looks like Nevada.....or Nevada looks like Mars. Who knows.
It does look a lot like a lot of the earth. And it should.

I think it's wonderful. So much to see and learn.

No need to go searching for baseless conspiracies.
 
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I agree fully. I was just saying the first shot looks like Nevada.....or Nevada looks like Mars. Who knows.
When we discover the guido's there building casinos..........and tanning.....and duckface
 
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When we discover the guido's there building casinos..........and tanning.....and duckface
Guido's don't exist silly. It's a Romulan ore mine
 
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This is even more crazy:

The RAD750 is a radiation-hardened single board computer manufactured by BAE Systems Electronic Solutions. The successor of the RAD6000, the RAD750 is for use in high radiation environments such as experienced on board satellites and spacecraft. The RAD750 was released in 2001, with the first units launched into space in 2005.

The CPU has 10.4 million transistors, nearly an order of magnitude more than the RAD6000 (which had 1.1 million). It is manufactured using either 250 or 150 nm photolithography and has a die area of 130 mm² It has a core clock of 110 to 200 MHz and can process at 266 MIPS or more. The CPU can include an extended L2 cache to improve performance. The CPU itself can withstand 200,000 to 1,000,000 rads (2,000 to 10,000 gray), temperature ranges between –55 °C and 125 °C and requires 5 watts of power. The standard RAD750 single-board system (CPU and motherboard) can withstand 100,000 rads (1,000 gray), temperature ranges between –55 °C and 70 °C and requires 10 watts of power.

The RAD750 system has a price that is comparable to the RAD6000 which is US$200,000 per board (per 2002 reference). However customer program requirements and quantities will greatly affect the final unit costs.

The RAD750 is based on IBM's PowerPC 750. Its packaging and logic functions are completely compatible with the PowerPC 7xx family.
Specs:
Rad-tolerant RAD750 specifications
Technology
– 0.25 μm radiation-hardened bulk CMOS
Speed
– 110 to 132 MHz
Radiation-hardness
– Total dose: 200 Krad (Si)
– SEU: <1.6 E-10 errors/bit-day
(90% W. C. GEO)
– Latchup-immune
Performance
– >260 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS at 132 MHz
Temperature range
– -55°C to +125°C
Packaging
– 360-pin ceramic package with column
grid array (CGA)


Rad-hard RAD750 specifications
Technology
– 0.15 μm radiation-hardened bulk CMOS
Speed
– 200 MHz
Radiation-hardness
– Total dose: 1Mrad (Si)
– SEU: <1.6 E-10 errors/bit-day
(90% W. C. GEO)
– Latchup-immune
Performance
– >400 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS at 200 MHz
Temperature range
– -55°C to +125°C
Packaging
– 360-pin ceramic package with CGA
BAE Systems


Nice article to read: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-5...ugged-curiositys-computer-was-built-for-mars/
 
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WTF? How did they get that photo? If the rover didn't take it, what or who did?
Telescopic beam with 360 cameras??? That rotate up down to over look the rover, I think NASA learned from the last one that got stuck, With this they can see what is up and how to fix it if it ever does get stuck.
 
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Telescopic beam with 360 cameras??? That rotate up down to over look the rover, I think NASA learned from the last one that got stuck, With this they can see what is up and how to fix it if it ever does get stuck.
But where's the beam? There is nothing protruding from the rover.
 
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I'm sure it has a lot more dedicated co-processors (like for image processing and communication) that can be powered down than the iPhone. :p

Keep in mind that most of the power is used for moving.


That looks so Earth-like. :eek:


WTF? How did they get that photo? If the rover didn't take it, what or who did?
The camera is likely positioned so it can't take a picture of the armature holding it.