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Curiosity Has Landed!!

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:37 AM
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I repeat Curiosity has landed. On MARS!

Thumbnails have been received!!

Follow on NASA.gov

Gorgeous B/W photo of Curiosities wheel planted SAFELY on the ground. You can see the alien pebbles resting under her massive wheels. Plus a spectacular photo of its shadow!

Cant wait to see the beauty after tomorrow.

P.S. The early photos are from the low resolution 2 megapixel hazard cams. These are only for the safety of the rover itself and were not intended for anything other than making sure the rover didn't land on anything, or drive into something compromising. The 8 megapixel COLOR photos will be available soon.

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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Links? or just announcing? how about pics?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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Very spectacular...However it leaves me feeling creeped out and uneasy, anyone else? How long before the con. theories start?first photo will be here when avail.
1st photo was low res 96X96, 2nd was 286x286 both of wheels on ground, #rd was opposite side sunset
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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I just gave you a link.

NASA.gov

Its the first thing that pops up. But no.... they havent even uploaded pictures yet.

Im not superman like you.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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Here is a link to the ustream. It was cool watching that live. Was I the only one that watched that computer animation model and thought, 'there is no way this is working...'
Glad it did.

Was hoping the first picture back would be a close up of one of the aliens from Mars Attacks! staring into the camera.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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Im watching it on CNN right now. Im extremely happy for this moment, celebrating with more than enough vodka.

Plus, a ton of people on my facebook are posting about this to, and that's something I didnt expect.

I cant wait for the first chemistry stuff to start coming in in the next couple weeks/months.

Some more interesting stuff -

Curiosity is about the size of a car

This mission took 10 years of planning
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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Wooooo. Good job to all the folks at NASA!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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First image:




posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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WOO HOOO!! That was so exciting to watch! I was on the edge of my seat & cheered with the guys!!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:58 AM
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nasas sites down but heres the second pic
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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Thank you for posting that great image! Im glued to Nasa Tv right now hah but thanks alot!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:00 AM
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photos
but site crashed
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:04 AM
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If the first images are any indication of whats to come then I think they really overhyped the photo quality that was to be expected IMO.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:04 AM
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They aren't.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:07 AM
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Thanks Dylan!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by g0dhims3lf
If the first images are any indication of whats to come then I think they really overhyped the photo quality that was to be expected IMO.


I think the transmission speed is really slow being from mars and all, so it first sends back crappy black and white photos then they get better as the information trickles in. Not exactly a top speed connection here, they are transmitting from an entirely different planet.

I'm glad it landed safely, I was worried about that.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:09 AM
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Not really the higher quality pics take more time, they only had a 2 minute window to send the pics before horizon.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS NASA...AND CONGRATULATIONS U.S.A.!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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One of the first images, showing the horizon, captured from the live stream.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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starred! Thanks for the explanation
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