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Curiosity Has Landed!!

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by RoScoLaz
 

Yes it is. It was mentioned in the news briefing this morning. Referred to as low scarps, possibly 1 or 2 meters high.

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Hey Phage, update me on this:

Is this the terrain apparently made of gravel, according to NASA?




posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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I think alluvium would be a more accurate term. In the briefing this morning the geologist describe the area as being an alluvial fan which originated from the north rim of the crater (the mountains seen in the background).



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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Yep. I really hope curiosity takes a meander over there on it's way to Sharp. I'm guessing there are all kinds of geological goodies in amongst all that. Probably one of the most likely place to find fossils, if they actually exist on Mars too.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by LordAdef
 

I think alluvium would be a more accurate term. In the briefing this morning the geologist describe the area as being an alluvial fan which originated from the north rim of the crater (the mountains seen in the background).


Thanks Phage. I found John Grotzinger's statement about it. I'll leave a link below for reference:

www.nasa.gov...



"Curiosity's landing site is beginning to come into focus," said John Grotzinger, project manager of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "In the image, we are looking to the northwest. What you see on the horizon is the rim of Gale Crater. In the foreground, you can see a gravel field. The question is, where does this gravel come from? It is the first of what will be many scientific questions to come from our new home on Mars."



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Thank you



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by AmatuerSkyWatcher
GoKill, nine11 and D1ss1dent, you are all making claims as if there is some solid evidence that your claims are actually true.

Could you make a new thread, detailing your evidence, so that we can get on with living in our bubbles, eating up all this bs that NASA is feeding us, please?


Thanks.


Gladly as the new thread is already in full force. Since none of you "bs eaters' will acknowledge my simple question. Have yall never viewed the airbrushed pics of the moon?

I'll just leave you "bs eaters" a visual to remind you that NASA does not play fair.




I'm out.... Enjoy your hot steaming bs...


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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Just before you go................

OFF TOPIC WARNING!: As a serial eye brow raiser of the moon missions myself, yes I have seen said photo's. I know what you are on about. I also understand why you want to shout it out nice and loud for us "stupid people". But and it's a big but mind,.......they would have had to go to the bloody moon to get the photo's in the first place.
I understand your frustration and yes I don't believe NASA gives us all the answers either, but this (I believe) is as real as it gets! WE ARE ON MARS!!!!! GET IT INTO YOUR THICK HEAD.

BACK ON TOPIC.

AREN'T THESE PICTURES FANTASTIC!!??......................................OF MARS.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Double post

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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Hope this isn't off topic, but I had a thought last night. Where is the Sky Crane Test Video? I haven't seen it. Wouldn't they have tested the Sky Crane on Earth to make sure it would work on Mars. They would have had to test it and of course capture those tests on Video. Why haven't we seen those? Just a thought that made me wonder. Anyone have any links to that? It would be amazingly interesting!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:35 PM
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It wouldn't work on Earth. Everything would weigh three times as much.
The individual components were tested and computer models used to simulate what would happen on Mars.

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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NASA Stuff.







I will try to find more.......


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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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Sorry, here is a much better video.




posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by amazing
 

It wouldn't work on Earth. Everything would weigh three times as much.
The individual components were tested and computer models used to simulate what would happen on Mars.

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I get what you're saying, but still can't help thinking that wouldn't they have done a live test with different ratios (I'm not sure the terms I need to use). A test where perhaps the weight of the lander was lighter/heavier or the thrusters were stronger, or however they needed to do it. They could see the thrusters holding up the rover, the sky crane lower the rover, and then it flying off to crash at a safe distance. It just seems odd to me that they wouldn't do that?
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posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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Making a scaled down mockup wouldn't work. It wouldn't be the same because even though the weight could be made to match the weight on Mars, the mass would be less. It would not respond in the same manner.

The only way to accurately "test" the system is with computer simulations. They know how much thrust the rockets produce. They know how much mass is involved. It's a matter of physics. It's something computers are very good at simulating.

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posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 01:04 AM
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More navcam images are available. Here's one...or two.

This one looking northwest I think.


This one southish? The south rim of Gale in the distance?


Almost a full 360º are up. We should see an assembled mosaic soon. So much variation in the terrain. They seem to have picked a good spot. I have a good feeling about this.

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posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
So much variation in the terrain. They seem to have picked a good spot. I have a good feeling about this.

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Thanks for posting these.
Such a beautiful looking place.

Yeah agreed, i cant image what the pictures will be like when it reaches the middle of the crater. I can tell the layers of rock/sediment/or whatever its called, will look amazing.
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posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 03:09 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by amazing
 

Making a scaled down mockup wouldn't work. It wouldn't be the same because even though the weight could be made to match the weight on Mars, the mass would be less. It would not respond in the same manner.

The only way to accurately "test" the system is with computer simulations. They know how much thrust the rockets produce. They know how much mass is involved. It's a matter of physics. It's something computers are very good at simulating.

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What bloody rubbish are you on about?
Anything engineerable on mars can certainly be tested on eartk.

Even though g is different



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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Mars Gale Crater looks Earth Like.

Just found this on the google news site, made me giggle.

www.newsday.com...

If it looks like the Mojave Desert, it probably is!!

Oops, new mars landing conspiracy theory..



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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How come the people that USUALLY say the rover landed on earth typically have too little posts to create their own threads.

Did you join ATS just to say it looks like the Mojave?

Because im saying the Mojave looks alot like mars IMO

The reason? There is no soil in the desert besides rocks and hills and sand. So yes they look the same... but are not...



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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Never trust what the gov tells you or shows you silly Billy's. The gov have lied about millions of things but no they really have just sent a rover to mars cost 2.5 billion more like a fiver £5
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