Weird Martian object traced to rover A tiny, bright object that was spotted on the Martian surface next to the Curiosity rover appears to be a shred of plastic from the rover itself, NASA reported today. cosmiclog.nbcnews.com...
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Come on folks, the condom joke has played out. Please keep it on topic.
Originally posted by zigguratvertigo
Actually, I think it's a cable tie, and some cellophane. Disappointed...edit on 10-10-2012 by zigguratvertigo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SheopleNation
Considering the temperture change and the journey to the planet in general, it really makes no sense whatsoever to use any kind of adhesive because of the fact that it could break down by being repeatedly heated and cooled.
DUNMORE created the tape by combining DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide film with a 3M adhesive and fiberglass reinforcement layer. TheDUNMORE tape is the only multi-layer insulation (MLI) product on the Mars Rover. DUNMORE tapes and insulation blankets have been used in almost every major space program of the last 20 years, including the Space Shuttle program, Hubble Telescope, International Space Station, and NASA's Juno and Aquarius exploratory probes. www.bus-ex.com...
Originally posted by buddhasystem
Hi there... I posted on this topic, in this thread before.
It depends. There are hi-spec adhesives out there that are designed and tested for a variety of conditions.
Are you saying that satellites do not have glued parts?
Some adhesive tapes are very expensive. I don't see how these would be inferior to an arbitrary "clamp". You see, that clamp would have to be designed to certain specs anyhow. What's the difference? It's not your polyethylene piece of crap, if you want to launch it to space.
I like tape. It makes for a better distribution of load, doesn't create local strain in the wires. It also acts as an additional cover. Whether it's good enough is a different issue altogether.
Originally posted by mahatche
I don't get why the idea of NASA lying about life on mars is so popular here. If NASA found evidence for life on mars that would be a lot of enthusiasm for their projects, and with that enthusiasm means more money to fund those projects. For the scientists involved it's also their spot in the history books for a moment that changes everything we thought we knew about the universe.
If NASA wants to hide the truth of life on mars, they could simply keep the images from the public and we'd never know. There is no need for them to show them, tell us "this is unusual" then try to cover it up. that makes no sense.
Originally posted by zayonara
So my long time friends, talking 40+ years, that went to school with me, played in the streets with me, are part of my family, that work at NASA, are lying to me? You mean that rocket that appears to leave the ground and dissapear into the sky, carrying space gear, really is a figment of my imagination or it's really just going to the desert here on Earth? Wow. I have been dupped. It's entirely possible, but...oh the lengths, just to hide the truth for our own, or their own benefit.
Is the sun real?
Originally posted by zayonara
reply to post by RevelationGeneration
I don't want to get off topic too much but then can you 'splain where reality ends and the wool begins? Such a fine line isn't it.