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dx


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 1:57 AM 

The damned thing is on Mars...FANTASTIC!
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dx

Mizar


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 2:00 AM 

Raw data imagery

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/

And again, absolute fantastic they've made it!

Ixt


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 2:04 AM 

Thanks for the pic Hort I couldnt see it very well on Nasa tv Very Happy

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 2:08 AM 

MSL Raw images.

I haven't been able to see anything here yet.

Maybe tomorrow. Bedtime.

Stan


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 2:08 AM 

Congrats everyone. This is great.

Stan

Ixt


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 2:09 AM 

I have to go to work now so happy landing party to you all catch up later .

Mizar


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 3:11 AM 

Confirmed images are taken through the dust covers.

Will be updated on next Oddy pass in about 25mins.

LWS


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 3:58 AM 

Fantastic!

The greatest technical feat modern man (and perhaps mankind) has accomplished!

Now, after a few days, we will see what we will see.

Congrats NASA / JPL and everyone who was involved.

Winston

MPJ


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 4:14 AM 

What a nice Monday morning! Congratulations to the engineers who build and landed MSL. Now lets see what the scientists will make of the results this time. I still say Mawrth Vallis would have been the more interesting site even in regards to the cautious main mission objectives of Curiosity (habitability is such a relative term...). Smile

Stan


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 6:53 AM 

I noticed the care that NASA people were using when saying the L word. They say that they are looking for signs of past life and possible future life; Always avoiding the biggy of "is there life now". I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of how capable Curiosity would be for finding existing life.

Stan

Brian


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 6:57 AM 

Watched it live and it was well worth it! Tense but fantastic - congrats to all involved. Lots of interesting science over the coming months and years! Very Happy

John Henry Dough


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 7:44 AM 

Darwin,,,,,Your Prayers were answered.
HE is the MAN!
jd.

LWS


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 8:02 AM 

Brian

With the instruments in their payload it should only take months for them to find what they say they are trying to find if it is there. Years, if they don't find it and look in every nook and cranny to eliminate all possibilities.

I am betting that they will confirm habitability as soon as they study any analogues of the microchannels they might find and as soon as they look for water in the subsurface at various times in the day.

Winston

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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 8:35 AM 

Left Rear Hazcam view:

from MSL Sol 0.

OK, what's with the sol zero? Are C programmers in charge? To normal people ( like Basic programmers ) this is obviously sol 1.

Curiosity's first day on Mars was a short day - but it was day 1. I will not fight this battle ( I will lose ), so I will use base 0 numbering hereafter. ( Grumble, grumble damn C programmers. I'm surprised the damn thing didn't fall out of the sky. ( Wait a minute. It did. ) )

Mizar


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 8:48 AM 

Yes, they should set

10 Sol=1
20 Sol=Sol+1
| (code for do MSL things and being MSL)
|
|
|
10000900 goto 20


Laughing

Mizar


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 8:55 AM 

Correction, a bug

10 Sol=0

Is it possible to write a program without bugs... ?

hortonheardawho


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 8:59 AM 

Darn. No Curiosity directory yet for raw images at Exploratorium ( if it is where it should be. )

Perhaps the "pipe" from JPL MSL to Exploratorium has not yet been created. Perhaps there will not be one. ( There wasn't one for Phoenix )

Brian


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 1:07 PM 

Yes I agree with your assessment Winston. We look forward to the experiments to confirm organic compounds too. What are your thoughts on that one?

rpage


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 1:11 PM 

Thank God it made it. This will be so incredible!!! I can't wait to see the videos of dust devils and whatever else might cruise by. Does anyone know if the videos will be high definition or 3d?

MPJ


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PostPosted: August 6, 2012 1:59 PM 

MRO/HiRISE got a nice shot of MSL during EDL!

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