Curiosity on Mars

It is a shame that there isn't any images or video of the sky crane deploying Curiousity. I would like to have seen that.

After the fly-away did the sky crane just crash land after a set distance?

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Nevin73 wrote:

After the fly-away did the sky crane just crash land after a set distance?

Yep. See NASA's crime scene photo for the gory details.

So cool!

I need someone to write me a script that changes my desktop to a random new mars rover picture every day.

Heads up!

I already have two different windows 7 themes from nasa space telescope images. One is from a variety of scopes, and I think the other is all Hubble. They're official themes, should be easy to find.

garion333 wrote:

13.87 minutes. Whoa. That's how long it use to take pron images to load on my pc.

Yuck. I can't stand Martian pron.

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Tanglebones wrote:

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Please tell me those are retros' scorch marks, and not meteor impacts.

MoonDragon wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

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Please tell me those are retros' scorch marks, and not meteor impacts.

NASA[/url]]The topography of the rim is very mountainous due to erosion. The ground seen in the middle shows low-relief scarps and plains. The foreground shows two distinct zones of excavation likely carved out by blasts from the rover's descent stage thrusters.

The heat shield image is here.

Happytime Harry wrote:

I need someone to write me a script that changes my desktop to a random new mars rover picture every day.

It's not solely rover photos, but if you're a fan of the Astronomy Picture of the Day website by NASA, there's an app here that will update your wallpaper each day to that day's picture.

TempestBlayze wrote:

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Man, putting one picture of Curiousity on Curiousity wasn't enough, they needed to put two? Do they think that the Rover is going to forget what it looks like?

Although I would like to play a retro game where you played as that very pixellated rover.

Yo dawg...

From Reddit:

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That's not a pixelated rover, that's a QR code you can scan with your phone. For those on mars who have a QR code reader.

I have this desire to one day see Curiosity roll up beside Sojourner and then flash its high beams and honk the horn before peeling out when the light changes.

Lots of new images have been posted at http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multime...

Here are a select few:

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Full size version of the color panoramic image Tanglebones showed can be seen here.

Wow, these are getting better by the day. Can't wait until they bust out the plasma generating laser.

brouhaha wrote:

Wow, these are getting better by the day. Can't wait until they bust out the plasma generating laser.

+1 I am also awaiting images of when they use the laser.

Holy crap, that's amazing.

Edwin wrote:

That's not a pixelated rover, that's a QR code you can scan with your phone. For those on mars who have a QR code reader.

That doesn't look high-res enough to be a QR Code to me. It may just be the angle, but my phone can't read it.

fleabagmatt wrote:

Holy crap, that's amazing.

I can barely get my head around it. It's just incredible.

Mere Anarchy wrote:
fleabagmatt wrote:

Holy crap, that's amazing.

I can barely get my head around it. It's just incredible.

WOW—Full screen mode is amazing. Too bad it wasn't real-time. /firstworldproblem

Yonder wrote:

Man, putting one picture of Curiousity on Curiousity wasn't enough, they needed to put two? Do they think that the Rover is going to forget what it looks like?

It's for when future space travelers find the remains of Curiousity, broken and run down at the bottom of a ravine, so that they can put it back together and find the ancestral home of humanity.