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Old August 19 2012, 02:43 AM   #136
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

It should be noted the panorama shot has a touch doctoring/tomfoolery with it and isn't a 100% true representation of what it looks like on the surface of Mars from the Curiosity cameras.
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Old August 19 2012, 09:12 AM   #137
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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It should be noted the panorama shot has a touch doctoring/tomfoolery with it and isn't a 100% true representation of what it looks like on the surface of Mars from the Curiosity cameras.
In what way? I mean, no picture you see is a true representation of what you'd see with your own eyes, how is this modification worse than what came out of the camera?
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Old August 19 2012, 01:44 PM   #138
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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It should be noted the panorama shot has a touch doctoring/tomfoolery with it and isn't a 100% true representation of what it looks like on the surface of Mars from the Curiosity cameras.
In what way? I mean, no picture you see is a true representation of what you'd see with your own eyes, how is this modification worse than what came out of the camera?
What Trekker4747 states is true to some extent - the image of Mount Sharp has been colourised, the image of the Sun inserted from a previous rover, and some regions of the sky extrapolated. However, it's still an exciting taster of what's to come - if you're into that sort of thing.
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Old August 19 2012, 03:47 PM   #139
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

If they've inserted and deleted elements, then it's most definitely cheating. I didn't notice those, but I couldn't even look at the sky in this one since the interface of the BBC viewer barely passes as “working”. I did spend much time looking at a previous version of the same panorama that was black and white. I don't think that the tinting here can be considered doctoring, though.
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Old August 20 2012, 07:37 AM   #140
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

We've fired up the lasers, baby:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ms...20120819b.html

We're going to show those rocks who is the boss now.
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Old August 20 2012, 07:38 PM   #141
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Just don't have it fire at those rock formations that look like coiled dog turds, or blow up the Mysterons' city.
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Old August 23 2012, 03:52 PM   #142
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012...t=hp_inthenews

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/04/us/mar...iref=allsearch
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Old August 23 2012, 10:44 PM   #143
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Here is a great HD video (best quality yet) of the MARDI/descent footage:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZX5G...layer_embedded

Also, here is a great hi-res color panorama, the first high quality one to include 'Mount Sharp':
http://www.db-prods.net/blog/wp-cont...1-1000x344.jpg
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Old November 3 2012, 09:16 AM   #144
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

I'm going to do it again and say that Curiosity just returned the most unique narcissistic image in the history of humanity:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ms.../pia16239.html
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Old November 5 2012, 05:14 AM   #145
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

^ I don't follow.
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Old November 5 2012, 06:55 AM   #146
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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I'm going to do it again and say that Curiosity just returned the most unique narcissistic image in the history of humanity:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ms.../pia16239.html
Curiosity needed a better Facebook profile pic to compete with Neil Armstrong's. Have you visited the Apollo astronauts pages? It's just not fair!
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Old November 9 2012, 09:18 PM   #147
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

It's just missing a duckface At least these photos serve a purpose, to check on the status of the rover's exterior.
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Old November 18 2012, 09:53 PM   #148
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

That pic ^ makes me think of "Joe Tourist", standing in front of the Eiffel Tower with his arm outstretched so the camera can get him and the tower.

I think Curiosity was just trying to shut down the naysayers who claim its roving about the backlots of NASA or JPL instead of the surface of Mars.

I like this next pic... although I'm not sure why.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ms.../pia16174.html

I wonder why the need for "white balancing". Sure, the pic on the right is what it would look like on earth with our "light"... but its not earth so who cares?

If they were to say that the pic on the right is what WE humans would see with our opitcal apparatus if we were on Mars... and the pic on the left was redder due to the Mars Curiosity optical apparatus, then I could understand the need to "white" balance.

Hey... an update ( #13 on 11/1/12) WITH my fav pic and the tourist pic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuPFsHGQU6I



Ahh, there is a 14th update too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUJ6XJCvfY



Hmmm and even an update 15. But it sounds like the guys on earth will be takingn Thanksgiving off, so don't expect another one this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZjIW12sDas

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Old November 27 2012, 12:32 AM   #149
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

If you have a free hour...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAeca...feature=relmfu



or two...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN0y10Nx6rs&feature=g-u

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Old August 6 2013, 11:07 PM   #150
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CURIOSITY!!!!!!!!

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/video...a_id=146903741


If you have a spare hour...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP3cud3QIaM

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