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Old 10-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhUbu...feature=g-hist



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Here's Earth from Mars:

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Curiosity Interactive Panorama
http://www.360cities.net/image/curio....84,20.61,59.0

Spirit's Panorama
http://www.360cities.net/image/spiri....86,28.21,70.0
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