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Unread Sep 6th, 2005, 10:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Snooping Around On Mars...On Top Of Husband Hill

Heres a nice little home video from Spirit of the view from husband hill...it only took like 14 months to get to the summit..I Found My Thrill


Damn those geeks at NASA are doing interplanetary donuts!!!

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This is the most recent shot from the Rover:



Sometimes on Mars, there is nothing to see but red sand. Traveling two kilometers south of Endurance Crater, the robotic rover Opportunity now exploring Mars stopped and took a 360 degree panorama of a desolate and rusted Martian landscape. The site was dubbed Rub al Khali for its similarity to a barren part of the Saudi Arabian desert on Earth. In the center of the frame, the tracks from the rover's grated wheels can be seen receding far into the distance. Near the bottom, several parts of Opportunity itself are recorded, including, on the far right, a Martian sundial. Nearly 100 images in three colors to generate the above spectacular real-color image mosaic. To display the full high-resolution image would require about 300 computer monitors -- or one good large format printer.

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Very nice! My only question is what is the black polygon like shape at the bottom of the picture? Is it the rover?
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Very nice! My only question is what is the black polygon like shape at the bottom of the picture? Is it the rover?
It's a composite image of several frames i'd say ...that's just how they fit together
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This is the most recent shot from the Rover:



Sometimes on Mars, there is nothing to see but red sand. Traveling two kilometers south of Endurance Crater, the robotic rover Opportunity now exploring Mars stopped and took a 360 degree panorama of a desolate and rusted Martian landscape. The site was dubbed Rub al Khali for its similarity to a barren part of the Saudi Arabian desert on Earth. In the center of the frame, the tracks from the rover's grated wheels can be seen receding far into the distance. Near the bottom, several parts of Opportunity itself are recorded, including, on the far right, a Martian sundial. Nearly 100 images in three colors to generate the above spectacular real-color image mosaic. To display the full high-resolution image would require about 300 computer monitors -- or one good large format printer.

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I think your pics are from Opportunity whereas mine are from Spirit...they seem to be of rather different terrain...and yeah there ain't much to see ...but maybe over the next rise they will find a huge monument like in space odyssey 2001 ......
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The black parts are just unphotographed sections. Remember that this is 360 degrees of viewing here.

I remember when I was really young, just how exciting pictures like these were. My son is so lucky to have way more photos and in much higher resolution.
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The black parts are just unphotographed sections. Remember that this is 360 degrees of viewing here.

I remember when I was really young, just how exciting pictures like these were. My son is so lucky to have way more photos and in much higher resolution.
Yeah I know what you mean. I was always intrigued by it myself, growing up through out the 80's and 90's, seeing all the new discoveries. I can't wait to see how far they come in the next 20 or 30 years.
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That is amazing stuff. So cool the things we can do with robots now, makes you wonder why we keep risking people's lives to send them up to that stupid space station. (not worth the lives we lost)

Anyway I heard those things were only supposed to last 9 months, they are now approaching two years - way cool stuff.
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That is amazing stuff. So cool the things we can do with robots now, makes you wonder why we keep risking people's lives to send them up to that stupid space station. (not worth the lives we lost)

Anyway I heard those things were only supposed to last 9 months, they are now approaching two years - way cool stuff.
my desktop computer has as much processing power as a space shuttle that's how old they are.
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The lunar landing in the 60's was a fake too
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The lunar landing in the 60's was a fake too
Please don't make me rape that assanine assumption to death AGAIN on these forums.


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The lunar landing in the 60's was a fake too
I'd like to see valid evidence to back up that statement and I don't think I'm alone on this because right now I disagree. All of the coverage on it and being announced worldwide wouldn't be done just to have it end up as America's own humiliation later in the years. To me your statement is a conspiracy theory. If you can prove otherwise, then I'll agree.
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I'd like to see valid evidence to back up that statement and I don't think I'm alone on this because right now I disagree. All of the coverage on it and being announced worldwide wouldn't be done just to have it end up as America's own humiliation later in the years. To me your statement is a conspiracy theory. If you can prove otherwise, then I'll agree.
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I love the look of that desert. Especially with that sky...
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Yes thank you! It clearly states the facts on that site and yes they are facts meaning a substancial amount of evidence collected to make it proven fact.
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I agree with those who think the landing was real. I just don't see the whole point of a fake landing. It couldn't serve any purpose other than to be a waste of time.
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Panorama of the view from Husband Hill

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Anyone got a watering can...like a really big one?? If we ever get to terraforming Mars I think another chance by roger sanchez should be the planetary anthem....woooooot
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We are not going to. Mars does not have the electro-magnetic field.
Well that's the end of that then ...perhaps you could pop off a quick e-mail to the director of NASA and tell him to stop wasting all that time and money then because umm that babe magnet Afrikka Bambatta isn't interested
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