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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    I think that is the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge...that is a prairie dog in the bottom left...
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    Re: Mars - Curiosity has landed!

    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    Seriously?
    Seriously what?

    Fvckin it live via tapatalk dos

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    cool site, thanks.

    So what does Curiosity do up there? Is he programmed to randomly move around
    Serious question? If so, then yes. Its programmed to take soil samples, take picures, etc. Basically a robot geologist with a lab on board.

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    The NASA team is doin an AMA on reddit
    @MarsCuriosity Ask Us Anything! My team answers your Qs live on @Reddit Aug 16 8-11am PT (1500-1800 UT) http://bit.ly/THrcQ1 #AMA
    From their reddit thread
    We're a group of engineers from landing night, plus team members (scientists and engineers) working on surface operations. Here's the list of participants:
    Bobak Ferdowsi aka Mohawk Guy - Flight Director
    Steve Collins aka Hippy NASA Guy - Cruise Attitude Control/System engineer
    Aaron Stehura - EDL Systems Engineer
    Jonny Grinblat aka Pre-celebration Guy - Avionics System Engineer
    Brian Schratz - EDL telecommunications lead
    Keri Bean - Mastcam uplink lead/environmental science theme group lead
    Rob Zimmerman - Power/Pyro Systems Engineer
    Steve Sell - Deputy Operations Lead for EDL
    Scott McCloskey -* Turret Rover Planner
    Magdy Bareh - Fault Protection
    @MarsCuriosity Twitter Team


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    Originally Posted by OilSooner View Post
    Serious question? If so, then yes. Its programmed to take soil samples, take picures, etc. Basically a robot geologist with a lab on board.
    yeah but i mean did they program a path? Do he move 100 yards and take a sample, move another 100 yards take a sample?

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    yeah but i mean did they program a path? Do he move 100 yards and take a sample, move another 100 yards take a sample?
    No, it's not programmed to drive/experiment entirely on its own. It's autonomous programming is limited to hazard detection/etc. It has a team at JPL that includes drivers, scientists, engineers that will work on it constantly over the next few years. Because of the communications delay, it will move around just as the other rovers do; following a pre-set course that its drivers will map out each day/etc. They wouldn't take samples along the way unless they found some interesting features/rocks/etc.


    Edit: Found a great video on Youtube posted by one of the guys that helped build Curiosity. Basically it's about what it means to have spent 7 years of your life working on something and seeing it come off with great success.

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    yeah but i mean did they program a path? Do he move 100 yards and take a sample, move another 100 yards take a sample?
    It's broadcasting to other planets that **** video your wife has on the web.

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    Mars - Curiosity has landed!


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    Originally Posted by OUEverest View Post
    And some thought this was a waste of money.
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    In the first-ever planet-to-planet music broadcast, NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, beamed a new song by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to Earth on Tuesday, playing an mp3 file to an audience of engineers and students at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ast-from-mars/

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    Originally Posted by Stinger_1066 View Post
    In the first-ever planet-to-planet music broadcast, NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, beamed a new song by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to Earth on Tuesday, playing an mp3 file to an audience of engineers and students at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ast-from-mars/

    At which point the RIAA had the curiosity rover shut down for copyright infringement

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    Originally Posted by Stinger_1066 View Post
    In the first-ever planet-to-planet music broadcast, NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, beamed a new song by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to Earth on Tuesday, playing an mp3 file to an audience of engineers and students at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ast-from-mars/


    I laughed

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    Self shot on Mars




    Dem Tracks


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    MARS ROVER CURIOSITY FINDS SIGNS OF ANCIENT STREAM


    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists say NASA's newest Mars rover has found signs that a stream once flowed across the surface near the site where it landed.

    Curiosity touched down in a crater near the Martian equator last month. The red planet today is dusty and dry but scientists think it was once warmer and wetter.

    Evidence of an ancient stream came from analyzing the size and shapes of pebbles and gravel near Gale Crater. Mission scientists said Thursday it appeared the water was fast-moving and deep.

    Images from space have provided hints of a watery past at Curiosity's landing site. The latest discovery on the ground confirms that.

    Curiosity is headed toward a spot where three types of terrain meet. Its ultimate destination is a mountain rising from the center of the crater.



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    Originally Posted by SoonerBeerSnob View Post
    The NASA team is doin an AMA on reddit


    From their reddit thread
    Strange . . . I don't see Howard Wollowitz name.

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    I can't believe any of you believe this. Haven't you seen Capricorn One?

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    When does it make out with Ally Sheedy?

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    Originally Posted by Barry Amenema View Post
    When does it make out with Ally Sheedy?
    I was coming into this thread to make a Short Circuit joke. Dammit. Stole my thunder.

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    I wonder why they never land by the mountain that's supposed to be a face. It's a conspiracy to continue to deny aliens exist.

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    Originally Posted by Al F***n Swearingen View Post
    I wonder why they never land by the mountain that's supposed to be a face. It's a conspiracy to continue to deny aliens exist.
    The pyramids surrounding the face make for a difficult landing zone.

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    According to Sci-Tech Today, NASA has begun to lower expectations for an impending announcement of a discovery made by the Mars Curiosity that was previously described as “earthshaking” and “one for the history books.” Now the discovery, to be officially announced at a conference to be held in the first week of December 2012, is being described as “interesting.”
    Speculation had abounded that the Mars Curiosity had found indications of life on Mars, either past or present. Considering how previous “earthshaking” discoveries have failed to pan out, NASA has been taking a cautious approach of verifying the data before releasing it. Indeed, it seems that the initial reaction may have been too enthusiastic.


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    Mars - Curiosity has landed!

    So it's not Jimmy Hoffa.

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    It'll be posted on soonersports.com this afternoon.
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    We need to aggressively pursue Mars for big12 expansion. Exclusive TV rights on Mars would totally blow SEC and B1G out of this world. Think of the recruiting implications. Imagine the possibilities.

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    Curiosity Rover ‏@MarsCuriosity Everybody, chill. After careful analysis, there are no Martian organics in recent samples. Update Dec 3 http://go.nasa.gov/114tJs9
    Curiosity Rover ‏@MarsCuriosity Why the wait? We're moving at the speed of science. My team needed time to analyze the data
    Curiosity Rover ‏@MarsCuriosity Turn that frown upside down: We're fewer than four months into a multi-year mission. We've only just begun!
    Funny that someone at NASA runs a Curiosity Twitter account posting as the rover itself.

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    All clear on the 2040 asteroid

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50300434.../#.UNu6rG-x_E1



    The researchers behind the latest study say the asteroid shouldn't get any closer than 550,000 miles (890,000 kilometers) — about twice the distance between Earth and the moon.

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    Curiosity exploring new area over the Holidays

    http://www.tgdaily.com/space-feature...ellowknife-bay

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    Subsurface life on Mars was possible at one point

    http://spaceindustrynews.com/accordi...possible/2814/
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    http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...snapshots?lite

    New Photos, picture ability was lost for some time
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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    You're a year behind schedule. PRI was announced last spring. Another company, Deep Space Industries, was announced in January of this year.

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    Originally Posted by OrionJc View Post
    You're a year behind schedule. PRI was announced last spring. Another company, Deep Space Industries, was announced in January of this year.
    well shit

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    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/...ing-burst.html

    A record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy has wowed astronomers around the world. The eruption, which is classified as a gamma-ray burst, or GRB, and designated GRB 130427A, produced the highest-energy light ever detected from such an event.

    "We have waited a long time for a gamma-ray burst this shockingly, eye-wateringly bright," said Julie McEnery, project scientist for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "The GRB lasted so long that a record number of telescopes on the ground were able to catch it while space-based observations were still ongoing."


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    So the drone will find the Prothean ruins soon.... Shit.

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    I thought this was just simply more cool than cool can be...

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    I have overlooked that video several times. Glad I finally watched.

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    Originally Posted by OUEverest View Post
    Haha

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