Mars Rover Curiosity Landing


#81

Well, 10 years based on current technology…


#82

This is the kind of stuff I was waiting for. :tup:


#83

Nice!

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/09/mars-curiosity-stream-river-bed-water.jpg

“From the size of gravels it carried, we can interpret the water was moving about 3 feet per second, with a depth somewhere between ankle and hip deep,” said Curiosity science co-investigator William Dietrich of the University of California, Berkeley. “Plenty of papers have been written about channels on Mars with many different hypotheses about the flows in them. This is the first time we’re actually seeing water-transported gravel on Mars. This is a transition from speculation about the size of streambed material to direct observation of it.”


#84

Bump for big news today, or so they say:

NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28


#85

Just based on the news conference participant list it’s not going to be that they found life on Mars.


#86

Yeah, Obama is speaking at the UN live right now and you know if that was the news he’d use this opportunity to tell the world.


#87

So liquid water exists on Mars…

@newman
http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/system/images/photo_albums/mars-water-tweets/large/mars-water-tweets-15.JPG

http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/system/images/photo_albums/mars-water-tweets/large/mars-water-tweets-16.JPG


#88

Here’s what General Stubblebine had to say about Mars, perhaps thanks to some intel from the Remote Viewing Program?“There are structures on the surface of Mars. I will tell you for the record that there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1976. I will also tell you that there are machines on the surface of Mars and there are machines under the surface of Mars that you can look at, you can find out in detail, you can see what they are, where they are, who they are and a lot of detail about them.”


#89

I was just thinking along the lines that you’d have someone with a biology background included but you’re probably right too.

In any event… Yay, they found salt water. Something they’ve hypothesized was there for at least a decade but hadn’t been able to prove. I feel like the guys at NASA have been watching too much weather channel and decided to try out their own hype machine.


#90

I have no idea who said that but we’ve never had high enough resolution cameras to see the water evidence on the surface until recently. If we couldn’t see these football field size stains from space until now because there wasn’t enough detail in pictures, no one is making out anything smaller. NASA even suspects they’ll see larger areas with water on the surface once we have higher resolution cameras in orbit.

We’ll know what’s underground in the near future as well when we land in 2020 with ground penetrating radar.

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Knowing it’s there is a big deal. I could go into details but it changes a lot of assumptions, the least of which is how Mars is portrayed in Sci-Fi from now on. You’ll never see a movie past The Martian that considers Mars as a dry planet. And I think that’s pretty cool.


#91

Well you have to know what the Remote Viewing Program is. It has been around for a long time. :wink: (It is not really advertised.)


#92

http://www.greatlakesgeek.com/images/misc/water-mars.jpg


#93

Another announcement coming tomorrow :tup:


#94

Full disclosure? … yeah right, I wish. :slight_smile:


#95

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/13/1303f93750045658340f3effe2cf651c22b7d67e52388b4d56dd64c337b54a61.jpg


#96

do they even make Mars bars anymore? Or is that one of those “Nostalgic” candies?


#97

Still cranking out interesting stuff: