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Curiosity Has Landed!!

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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Wow!!!! What a great view!


THERE'S A METALLIC PYRAMID SHAPE OBJECT AT THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE IMAGE. ANY IDEAS?
(sorry for the caps. It was just to draw the attention)

It's definitely artificial, so it must be part of the descending module. I wonder which one.
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by LordAdef



Wow!!!! What a great view!


THERE'S A METALLIC PYRAMID SHAPE OBJECT AT THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE IMAGE. ANY IDEAS?
(sorry for the caps. It was just to draw the attention)

It's definitely artificial, so it must be part of the descending module. I wonder which one.
edit on 8-8-2012 by LordAdef because: (no reason given)


this needs to be investigated...I'd like to see the same image with colors.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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Nice picture!

Any idea why part of Curiosity has been blanked out?



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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reply to post by starchaser
 


Yes, it must. It's a 4 sides pyramid object, and it is perfectly resting on the floor



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:10 AM
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No idea. I can only assume it's part of the descending cable system, that was released when the rover touched down. but the thing looks quite heavy and I wonder if that hit the rover it could damage it. So.. i wouldn't think that was supposed to be left loose on purpose.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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I'm more interested in the huge pyramid shaped object on the far right, just in the foreground before the horizon.


Lots of new images coming through, looking forward to the higher resolution shots, when they have been processed!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Hm, I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing. I circled the part I was referring to.



Looks like it was a Paint job to cover something? Maybe a logo, I dunno. The contrast on that white blotch looks different to the rest of the image. Could just be my eyes.
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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That too.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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I'm talking about an object that it's on floor, at the left margin.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 09:07 AM
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Just a heads up to those who don't know, but in just under 2 hours, NASA will be holding a new press briefing.

You can watch it live on this link: Live PB


Oops, guess I should put the time. The brief will be at 10:00AM PDT or 17:00PM GMT.
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by sprtpilot

Originally posted by wmd_2008

The atmosphere is very thin at ground level Mars Surface pressure (0.4–0.87) kPa Earths 101.3 kPa so very little sound to prove a point



There was enough atmosphere to allow the use of a parachute. Why look for a reason to NOT do something simple, it makes no sense. A mic would allow monitoring of the lander if needed, might be kind of nice to be able to listen to any of the motors operating the propulsion or the booms to detect or troubleshoot a problem. The sounds of wind or storms from another world would be kind of amazing too, no?


Guess what the parachute was very large and also wasn't used all the way to ground level so what does that tell you!!!

Look at the difference in density of the Mars atmosphere YOU would probably not hear anything other than the workings of the lander (due to vibration).

So what you have is added weight with NO benefit!
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by namine
Looks like it was a Paint job to cover something? Maybe a logo, I dunno. The contrast on that white blotch looks different to the rest of the image. Could just be my eyes.

IT IS a paintjob. They even removed the EXIF data.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by D1ss1dent

Originally posted by namine
Looks like it was a Paint job to cover something? Maybe a logo, I dunno. The contrast on that white blotch looks different to the rest of the image. Could just be my eyes.

IT IS a paintjob. They even removed the EXIF data.


Maybe there was a bug on the rover ... wiped out.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Does someone have the full specs of the navcams?

The "blurred" montains here look Very "computer generated"...

navcam full pic1, pic2


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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by namine
reply to post by LordAdef
 


Hm, I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing. I circled the part I was referring to.



Looks like it was a Paint job to cover something? Maybe a logo, I dunno. The contrast on that white blotch looks different to the rest of the image. Could just be my eyes.
edit on 8-8-2012 by namine because: smaller image


The curiosity rover landed on an alien beer can.

They had to cover it up.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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What a great shot ! What we are looking at is part of Curiosity's arm/hand.

Here is a full size image for comparison.




posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:52 AM
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So a NASA employee paid for the decent camera after the agency was going to cut it due to cost.

$80k from his own pocket.

Wonder if he gets copyright to the footage.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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Well, I wasn't thinking along those lines...just curious why blanking out that particular part was necessary, although I can understand why'd they remove the EXIF data.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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My guess is that its a flat section reflecting sunlight and saturating the CCD.

But, wow. Great image. What a view. And this is just the beginning.

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Looks like...a rock.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov...



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