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Date: 08/07/12 08:52 AM

32 Responses to The First Official Color Photo Of Mars [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 8:53 am
    Link: The First Official Color Photo Of Mars - Contain your orgasms, nerds.
  2. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 9:08 am
    For $2.6 billion you`d think they`d at least get the camera on straight.
  3. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Why call people nerds fancy? It affects the whole human race you idiot.
  4. Profile photo of Misfit-Mutt
    Misfit-Mutt Female 18-29
    349 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 9:37 am
    I do not like it.
  5. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 9:39 am
    Amazing!
  6. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 9:41 am
    For those who care, it`s wonky because the camera is on the moveable arm and the arm is still tucked in.
  7. Profile photo of SnoopyBG
    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 10:45 am
    I`m pretty sure I`ve seen official color photos of mars before.
  8. Profile photo of JDplaysFF
    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 11:58 am
    @tedgp - Sure, but the ones orgasming are nerds.
  9. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    hahaha, fail... I repeat my earlier *red sand* comment
  10. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    At least ol` bender remembered to take off the lens cap.
  11. Profile photo of bawbzilla
    bawbzilla Male 18-29
    4 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    @SnoopyBG I heard that all the pictures of mars up till now were black and white and photo shopped to a rusty color to look more real for the public.
  12. Profile photo of raeleigh
    raeleigh Female 18-29
    61 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    hehe, it looks like Dune.
  13. Profile photo of MadMan66
    MadMan66 Male 18-29
    68 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    @bawbszilla - I find that hard to believe. You`d think that with all that money they spent on making the rovers that they could put a camera that takes color photos on it at least.

    And while on that same subject, don`t you think they could put a higher resolution camera on this thing? I mean, I hope this picture has been resized and lost some resolution before it made it to this site, because my little $120 Canon pocket camera takes better pictures than this! Did they send up a Nokia camera phone or something?
  14. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    Taken in Area 51
  15. Profile photo of propagandi
    propagandi Male 40-49
    726 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    Did they crop out the Mars colony?
  16. Profile photo of Swash
    Swash Male 30-39
    224 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    I think the issue with high res images from mars is more to do with the time it`d take to transmit the data.
    Of course I`m saying that having done no research at all, but I`d imagine packet loss would be an issue.
  17. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    Stop with those confusing titles Fancy
  18. Profile photo of MadMan66
    MadMan66 Male 18-29
    68 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    @Swash Good point, I wasn`t even thinking about that
  19. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    nice job
  20. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    nevada?
  21. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    yuck, why would anyone want live there?
  22. Profile photo of SubstanceD
    SubstanceD Male 18-29
    76 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    @Swash That makes me wonder what kind of ping they`d get to Curiosity, and if it has a fqdn :P
    ---
    ping mars.curiosity -t

    request timed out
    ---

    Or, could you imagine the tracert route you`d get on it?
  23. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 2:37 am
    Didn`t we launch something to Mars years ago with the same damn results?
  24. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 3:48 am
    "ping mars.curiosity -t"

    Don`t forget to increase the TTL to 42 minutes.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 3:49 am
    Actually, nice that that they haven`t colour-enhanced it this time.
  26. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 4:01 am
    Memo to self:
    Remove lens-cap before taking pics
  27. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 5:07 am

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    marrykinmy Female 40-49
    20 posts
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  29. Profile photo of Idlerlee2
    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 11:15 am
    That is a image from another world.

    Just to take in the implications of it gives me goosebumps
  30. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    August 9, 2012 at 8:05 am
    MattPrince. I knew someone would post that haha.
  31. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    August 10, 2012 at 2:01 am
    dude . . . that photo was made 10% less solid to place over a black and white of the same for calibration. context is everything . . .
  32. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    August 10, 2012 at 2:08 am
    @MadMan66 - the earlier twin rovers had 20mp cameras and although that may be cool it takes hours to retrieve a single pic at that rez. Little benefit was derived from such high resolution. There is no high speed adsl on Mars. Curiosity has 2mp cameras that will do just fine. Some of my best work was on a 1.3 mp Canon. Ya know? It really is rocket science and I THINK NASA has got `er down by now . . .

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