NASA EYES MSL (mars)

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NASA EYES MSL (mars)

Post #1by symaski62 » 01.08.2012, 21:47

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Re: NASA EYES MSL (mars)

Post #2by symaski62 » 06.08.2012, 16:42

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Re: NASA EYES MSL (mars)

Post #3by H2SO4 » 06.08.2012, 23:57

I stayed up last night to watch the landing. So impressive.

NASA is having a press conference now. A few minutes ago, they showed a stop-motion video created from images taken from Curiosity itself as it landed. It showed the heat shield falling away and the dust being blown up by the landing rockets. They said those images will be posted on JPL's page shortly, I'll try to link them here as soon as I can.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
It's still ongoing (7:45 EST) if anyone happens to read this soon

*edit
.. here's a video made from those landing images. Posted by JPL
Curiosity

More landing images here, including this gem:
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That is the heat shield being dropped as Curiosity comes in for landing.

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Re: NASA EYES MSL (mars)

Post #4by H2SO4 » 08.08.2012, 02:09

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Re: NASA EYES MSL (mars)

Post #5by symaski62 » 08.08.2012, 09:07

:mrgreen:

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Re: NASA EYES MSL (mars)

Post #6by H2SO4 » 09.08.2012, 00:23

symaski62 wrote::mrgreen:

curiosity-shadow.JPG
? ? Me, and my shadow ? ?
Great picture!


The picture in my earlier post of the heat shield drop is already outdated :) They've just released the "hi rez" version of the photo.
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The entire series of descent photos should be released in the coming week. Exciting stuff.

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Curiosity trivia

Post #7by H2SO4 » 09.08.2012, 00:31

Here's little triva on the Rover.

As I'm sure most of you know when moving the rover they often refer to distance moved in "wheel rotations". In order to make it easy to tell 1 complete rotation, they marked Curiosity's "feet"
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Look carefully. That's
short long long long , short long long short , short long short short
or
. - - - , . - - . , . - . .
Translated "JPL" in Morse Code.

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Re: NASA EYES MSL (mars)

Post #8by H2SO4 » 22.08.2012, 20:21

Hopefuly nobody's getting bored w/ this thread.

NASA just put up the Full resolution of the Full Landing video
Even if you're not on the fastest of connections... it's wellllll worth the d/l time at the top resolution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZX5GRPnd4U&feature=youtu.be


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