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Curiosity Has Landed!!

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Here is another image taken from a different angle. You can easily make out the "blanked out" part.


An here is another one for reference purposes.




edit on 8-8-2012 by Holosapien because: ABC




posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Ah, thanks, that makes it a lot clearer.

Guess Phage's explanation holds.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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I thought the briefing should have started by now, but I'm getting an error when trying to watch.

Has it started or have I got my times completely off?



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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I believe the briefing is at 1:00 PM ET.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Here it is from the right(side) cam.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov...
mars.jpl.nasa.gov...
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:20 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.
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That is a good picture!!

Not sure what that is. They are probably going to take a few more pictures before moving Curiosity so maybe we will catch it in the different part of the Martian day so we can get a look at it in a different light. Of course jokers like us probably will never figure it out but I bet a JPL engineer would on first look nail it. My guess would go with a part of the crane. Would be against much greater odds if it came from the parachute lol.

Another thing that fascinates me is you can actually see where the focus of the thrusters were on the crane by where it blew the sand on the ground. If you look you can see small circles where there is no sand. Amazing!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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D'oh! I forgot to convert GMT+1 summertime. It starts in 3/4 of an hour.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by LordAdef
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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.


Works for me... as good an explanation as anything.

Maybe they oughta blast it with the laser just because lol... just kidding!

It could just be a piece of plastic too. Only thinking that because of weight. I'm sure they would have found the lightest materials that did whatever job they were required to do. The thing weights like a small car.

Interesting though.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by AmatuerSkyWatcher
reply to post by LordAdef
 


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!



That's what caught my eye first. Kinda looks like a scale model of the Giza pyramids. Not that they are actually pyramids though it is fun to think about (Wouldn't that be something?).

Have to break out orientation again against a topography map and see what it is.

This stuff is great lol...



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by LordAdef
 

Looks like...a rock.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov...


Pfft.. there ya go. Mystery solve.d.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Thanks.


Can see more of those little glints, wasn't so unique after all.


reply to post by AmatuerSkyWatcher
 


Been waiting for this too.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Did i mention that my 0.7 mp color camera (iPod 4g) can take better photos?

Yet, it's very disappointing.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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Did anyone mention that you don't know what you're talking about? Can your ipod do this?

This provides the capability to obtain images with a scale of 7.4 centimeters per pixel at 1 km distance, and about 150 microns per pixel at 2 meters distance.

www.msss.com...



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Briefing about to start. Not sure what they'll be talking about, but it'll be interesting never the less!

Link for anybody who missed it on previous page.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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am i the only one without audio?

n/m...its up now...

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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I'm not talking about the mastcam here but the navcams and the MAHLI one.
Nice try.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Toxicsurf
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am i the only one without audio?


Looks like they are having tech issues. I too am not getting audio.


EDIT: refresh, audio is now streaming.
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Oh.
So what? Any particular reason you would expect very high quality images from those cameras?



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Alternative link for brief for those having issues: www.ustream.tv...



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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Yes, the cost of the project and the superb far-viewing capacity of the MALHI cam.



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