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      08-06-2012 02:04 AM #26
      me too. i couldn't help but smile and be just as excited.
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    2. 08-06-2012 02:05 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by dubb~stylee View Post
      i found that disappointing. bunch of nerds celebrating and a fuzzy picture of a wheel.
      Seriously. I'm disappoint!
      They better have some high res, color images tomorrow morning

      Hell Venera 9 had better image quality in 1975




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      08-06-2012 02:12 AM #28
      don't get me wrong. i'm excited for the project but i was just disappointed by the lack of content in the live coverage.

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      08-06-2012 02:15 AM #29
      That video is amazing. I had no idea it was such an elaborate landing. So much **** that could have gone wrong.

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    6. 08-06-2012 02:46 AM #31
      Makes you realize how freakin' rock-star the original teams were...



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      08-06-2012 02:49 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by dubb~stylee View Post
      don't get me wrong. i'm excited for the project but i was just disappointed by the lack of content in the live coverage.
      I was just watching the NASA Eyes on the Solar System live simulation of the landing while watching a live stream of JPL mission control while engineers turned satelites to provide live telemetry data of a space craft flying across the solar system landing within 200 meters of its target.

      What were you watching?

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      08-06-2012 05:28 AM #33
      First images, through the dusty lens cap:



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      08-06-2012 05:46 AM #34
      Proper reason to go: 'murrica, fück yeah.

      Awesome engineering right there.

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      08-06-2012 06:02 AM #35
      It's the 21st century. They couldn't have duct tapped an iphone on there to take better color pictures?

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      08-06-2012 06:51 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by TASVW View Post
      Seriously. I'm disappoint!
      They better have some high res, color images tomorrow morning

      Hell Venera 9 had better image quality in 1975



      There is no high speed internet between mars and earth. The rover will first send back optimized low quality images -- followed by the high resolution versions. It takes a long time for the data to trickle in though.

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      08-06-2012 06:54 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by 20aeman View Post
      It's the 21st century. They couldn't have duct tapped an iphone on there to take better color pictures?
      Of the 17 camera on the rover, I think they remembered to make at least one of them color. Maybe more, but you never know with those NASA guys.
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      08-06-2012 07:01 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by pschmerg View Post
      There is no high speed internet between mars and earth. The rover will first send back optimized low quality images -- followed by the high resolution versions. It takes a long time for the data to trickle in though.
      This.

      They send a few quick pictures to show that it landed right side up and whatnot, then the rover performs a self-diagnosis to make sure everything is operational. THEN, it starts collecting data. The battery on the rover should last several years if they don't get too over-zealous at the controls. You'll get pictures, be patient.

      This is an amazing feat. Respect.
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      08-06-2012 07:02 AM #39
      Dust cover off - still some dust visible when looking right into the sun:



      Also, looks like nice gravel to park a car on, or to play football on.
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      08-06-2012 07:05 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      They send a few quick pictures to show that it landed right side up and whatnot,
      Looks like the first shots are from the fixed obstacle avoidance cams. Not surprising that those would be B&W for increased processing speed, and low light capability.
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      08-06-2012 07:26 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      Looks like the first shots are from the fixed obstacle avoidance cams. Not surprising that those would be B&W for increased processing speed, and low light capability.
      Exactly!
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      08-06-2012 07:29 AM #42
      This is good. Anyone know why they picked that spot? I wanted to watch but had to get up early for work.
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      08-06-2012 07:42 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by cruizer34 View Post
      This is good. Anyone know why they picked that spot? I wanted to watch but had to get up early for work.
      it's a crater with a mountain in the middle, they are hoping that the mountain is exposing billions of years of geological activity similar to how you see layers in walls of the Grand Canyon.
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      08-06-2012 07:44 AM #44
      no one posted this?



      edit: nm, it wasn't loading in the first post.
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      08-06-2012 07:49 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      no one posted this? [7-minutes-of-terror-video]
      What could go wrong?

      I have to say, when I watched the life coverage, I did get a bit nervous for a couple of seconds when the background announcer exclaimed a remaining height of 40 meters and the skycrane rockets still had not fired, or so it appeared.
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      08-06-2012 07:54 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      This.

      They send a few quick pictures to show that it landed right side up and whatnot, then the rover performs a self-diagnosis to make sure everything is operational. THEN, it starts collecting data. The battery on the rover should last several years if they don't get too over-zealous at the controls. You'll get pictures, be patient.

      This is an amazing feat. Respect.
      IIRC - 12-14 years shelf life for power output (MMRTG)

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      08-06-2012 07:58 AM #47


      12-13 min video describing the mission
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      They send a few quick pictures to show that it landed right side up and whatnot, then the rover performs a self-diagnosis to make sure everything is operational. THEN, it starts collecting data. The battery on the rover should last several years if they don't get too over-zealous at the controls. You'll get pictures, be patient.
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      08-06-2012 08:28 AM #49
      I love this!!

      Soo excited that this is working. I hope lots of kids were watching, too. Maybe even a few got bit by the space bug. I hope....
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      08-06-2012 08:36 AM #50
      So where did the "drop-ship/lander" go? How much earth trash is on Mars now anyways?

      Anyways, this is cool and an awesome feat.
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