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Curiosity Has Landed!!

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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When I first learned about Curiosity the most fascinating thing was its size. This thing has similar dimensions to a car. It's one TON. Has an onboard plutonium-based reactor. Year-round observations.

It'll be very interesting. It loooks like they picked this site to examine the layers in the mountain. This will tell us about the geological history of Mars. It's supposed to be like the Grand Canyon layers. I'm not a geologist, so I can't know its benefit. It'll still be interesting to see the pictures.

And wonder why Russia has had so much trouble getting there...
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Well it is about mars, and some have pointed out in this thread without science can't be proven as fact. Well sometimes i tend to think a picture speaks a thousand words so i thought i'd throw this picture out there.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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The thread is about Curiosity...

But ok we obviously arent rocket scientists. So can you elaborate what it is we are looking at?

To me it looks like a crater or some sort of volcanic dyke.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by jaysbot
While all is speculation until proven, i see some wanting science well can anyone explain this picture from mars to me i'd like to be enlightened. I've even left the CO so you can look on Google Mars for yourself.




That is Arsia Mons, a volcano on Mars. Was there something in particular you meant?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by TheCaucasianAmerican
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If they really wanted a coverup... think about this one.

Do you really think they would let their staff carry their cell phones on them. Let alone have twitter,facebook, or youtube. If anyone is going to lie to us on this one I doubt it will be NASA. Most of them are young adults just as I am. You think they would be dying to be the first to leak anything.

My bet goes to the guy with the mowhawk!!


This! They provides us with a 3d program to provide real-time telemetry, and the even was covered nicely.

And to those who say NASA is lying - how can you fake their reactions to every time they got an "Ok to go"?

That was really inspiring to see them so happy after all of that hard work. THESE people are my heroes! I love rock music, but even my favorite band or lead singer aren't heroes to me.

These guys at NASA JPL did the impossible, and they pulled it off without a hitch. NASA/JPL send out the Hubble telescope and Kepler.

Come on. They're trying. IF there is a conspiracy, then I don't think NASA knows. Maybe THAT'S why funding for them is going south.

But who knows...



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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Not trying to steal the thread here, but did anyone else react to the picture in the gallery?

Curiosity image test thread

Felt it was a funny twist to a cool event



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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I doubt it. I am sure there is a delay. Kind of like when someone swears on the radio. Maybe they wont be paying attention and we might get a glimpse of something before they have a chance. Or maybe the person at NASA doing the editing will let some unauthorized images slip through.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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No raw images huh? All edited?

So no way to know what`s really beeing snapped shots of up there. Don`t really understand why the taxpayers don`t demand insight into raw data. You all paid for it to go there, it`s like paying for the first 10 minutes of a movie
1.5 bln dollars worth.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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The raw images are here:
mars.jpl.nasa.gov...

The edited images are here:
mars.jpl.nasa.gov...



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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"We are calling it a night from JPL, but you can be sure there are many more images to edit and to catalog! Thank you all!"

Kinda strange dont you think...



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by jaysbot
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"We are calling it a night from JPL, but you can be sure there are many more images to edit and to catalog! Thank you all!"

Kinda strange dont you think...


No, they are editing the images to remove the 'fisheye' effect, then cropping the 'pinched' edges off. They say they have edited the images in the examples given above.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by AmatuerSkyWatcher

Originally posted by jaysbot
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"We are calling it a night from JPL, but you can be sure there are many more images to edit and to catalog! Thank you all!"

Kinda strange dont you think...


No, they are editing the images to remove the 'fisheye' effect, then cropping the 'pinched' edges off. They say they have edited the images in the examples given above.


I guess that includes blurring areas of the photos also, because some parts of the photos have changed since landing.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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No. No they haven't. Not the raw images. But they have added full resolution versions.


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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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See that's the problem with the low res images that came out first. No, things haven't been blurred, it just that low res images can only contain certain amounts of information.

Here's a good test for you. You can do this in MS paint. Get a large image and open it in MS paint. Resize the image to 10x smaller than it's current size. Now resize the shrunk image to it's original size and compare it to the original unedited image.

What do you see?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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How come you changed your subject off that volcano...

Cover up i suppose??



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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No... like you said i was getting off topic.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:41 PM
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Your almost to your 20 post minimum. When u make it just make a new thread there.
Not being mean but you were a bit confusing lol .

U just have to be a little more elaborate, were not psychics. If we were blog sites would be extinct.

How come your so pessimistic about the landing anyways?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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I just hope the artifacts are not hidden ! So important to further the TRUTH about mars. The past images don't lie even though I had to scour Nasa - Esa etc. site to find em.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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Yes i understand that... but i don't believe the 1st images were re-sized, just taken in low-res to get the 1st images through ASAP to show it has landed and safe. What if the 1st images were taken in low-res, then the next lot slightly higher-res.. and in saying that the low-res B&W still had considerable detail, i guess it doesn't really matter anyway because at the end of the day it's just another selfish mission serving those directly working on it. Don't think for a second we'll have any real facts, even when the main camera comes out i guarantee all photos will be atleast color-shopped 1st displaying things they want us to see only.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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Don't think for a second we'll have any real facts, even when the main camera comes out i guarantee all photos will be atleast color-shopped 1st displaying things they want us to see only.

Ok. I guess you'll have no reason to look at them or comment on them then.



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