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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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There's gold in them thar hills!:eek:
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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PopcornMachine said:
There's gold in them thar hills!:eek:
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 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.
I have no idea why you feel that way.

I think you are confusing this:




With this:




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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I have no idea why you feel that way.

I think you are confusing this:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/22/article-0-1467FEAE000005DC-454_964x620.jpg


With this:


http://amyshirateitel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Mission-Control-celebrates-AS11.jpg

Too much government and not enough smoking and horn rimmed glasses now. Today's NASA would never make it to the moon.
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.



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).



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.



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













And more random stuff









Mars Curiosity rover tests soil scooping system - video

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

Nasa's Curiosity rover tries its soil scooping system for the first time on the red planet. It used its wheels to break the surface on Gale Crater and used its scooping mechanism to pick up a tiny chunk of Mars. After using the first few scoops to self-clean its systems, rover will deposit new samples into its laboratory, which will be able to determine the chemical make-up of the soil
Yeah baby, rip Mars a new one.
 
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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



Curiosity @ Glenelg Area (October 1, 2012)



Curiosity @ Rocknest:



Some hardware:





And just some data:



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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How did it take it? Its an awesome shot.
 
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NASA flew me in their Top Secret Ironman machine... :)
 
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Lets take a minute to recap:

We sent a remote controlled car 155 Billion miles away to take pictures on a different planet.


HOW FREAKIN COOL\EXPENSIVE IS THAT!!!!!
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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Thought it needed a edit too.

Sorry cool it is but we need to look after what we have never mind other planets.
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.



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: