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Old August 8 2012, 10:54 PM   #121
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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Old August 9 2012, 01:51 PM   #122
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science...91026/1?csp=hf

LOVED this quote...

"You would really be forgiven for thinking that NASA was trying to pull a fast one on you and we actually put a rover out in the Mojave Desert and took a picture," project scientist John Grotzinger said.

And the conspiracy theorists HOWL! "
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Old August 9 2012, 07:06 PM   #123
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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NASA Mohawk Engineer really has become famous, hasn't he?
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Old August 10 2012, 07:25 PM   #124
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^^ I'm so embarrassed, I never noticed the engineer. Good eye!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRu0yB-uWlA

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Old August 11 2012, 02:12 AM   #125
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Curiosity Rover Sends Back 1st 360-Degree Color View (PHOTO)
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Old August 11 2012, 02:32 AM   #126
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

I appreciate they didn't tint it really red so we would believe it was real. That's definitely a cool pic.
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Old August 11 2012, 02:35 AM   #127
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I watched the whole thing live and the whole time I was wondering "what's up with that guy". I can see how he became a topic.
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Old August 12 2012, 03:02 AM   #128
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God, gorgeous.
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Old August 13 2012, 05:52 PM   #129
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360 degree panorma :-

http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/.../?ImageID=4372
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Old August 16 2012, 05:37 AM   #130
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Here's the mostly complete panorama in full-res, awesome stuff.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/images/pia1...aller-full.jpg
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Old August 16 2012, 06:14 PM   #131
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

I've heard somewhere (think it may of been one of the BBC News website articles) that some of these panorama shots have been 're-coloured to colours that humans are more used to seeing'. What does that mean?
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Old August 16 2012, 06:24 PM   #132
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I've heard somewhere (think it may of been one of the BBC News website articles) that some of these panorama shots have been 're-coloured to colours that humans are more used to seeing'. What does that mean?
They've probably added more reds and browns than what is "really there." But I've also heard that the pictures we're getting here are "true color" ones as opposed to the "doctored" ones we've gotten in the past.
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Old August 17 2012, 05:30 AM   #133
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I've heard somewhere (think it may of been one of the BBC News website articles) that some of these panorama shots have been 're-coloured to colours that humans are more used to seeing'. What does that mean?
They've probably added more reds and browns than what is "really there." But I've also heard that the pictures we're getting here are "true color" ones as opposed to the "doctored" ones we've gotten in the past.
Yeah they have basically been saying that the colored ones were some of the very first images but now the color is what the camera sees. It shouldn't be much further off in color than a picture from your phone.

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Old August 18 2012, 06:58 AM   #134
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Stunning, annotated panorama on the BBC site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19296006
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Old August 19 2012, 12:48 AM   #135
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That's awesome. For the first time I really get the feeling of sitting in a giant crater with a mountain in the middle.
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