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xxMESTxx 10-19-2012 05:38 PM

The Mars Curiosity Rover Pictures Thread
Has anybody else been following a long? I love checking up on all the pictures it's sending back. Pretty awesome.

This rover is as big as a compact car, has HD video cameras on it, and not to mention a myriad of other scientific instruments (high resolution microscope, spectrometers, etc). Now that it's safely landed. We have a lot to learn.
Now, the rover sends data to Earth by taking pictures, storing the images in its 2 GB flash drive, and sends it to its linked satellite called Odyssey. Odyssey is only in communication for like 8 Minutes at a time.

Once Odyssey has the data, it then sends it back to Earth.

When Curiosity landed, Odyssey was only in comm range for a few minutes after it landed.

xxMESTxx 10-19-2012 05:46 PM

Re: TheMarsCuriosityRoverPicturesThread

Here's Earth from Mars:

xxMESTxx 10-19-2012 06:30 PM

Re: TheMarsCuriosityRoverPicturesThread

manta 10-23-2012 08:26 PM

Re: TheMarsCuriosityRoverPicturesThread
Curiosity Interactive Panorama,20.61,59.0

Spirit's Panorama,28.21,70.0

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