The First Photo From Mars [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Science

Happened not too long ago, from the Curiosity rover.
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Male 161
@fredspudman that was pretty funny. no one has EVER made that connection before you. anyway, kidding aside, while it is true what i said was crass, it was quick and to the point. i just get sick of the ignorant things people say on here from time to time. it doesn`t matter. none of this matters.
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Male 3,285
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Male 3,285
Actually whoever submitted this is lying.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/219879_10151119621891772_171043263_o.jpg is the actual first full color photo. And thats direct from NASA.
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Male 653
@krisbrown An excellent rebuttal. What will you do for an encore, beat a woman and inflict terrible music on the public?
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Male 161
shut the f*ck up NOCASH
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Male 166
This is not the first picture of Mars and it is not the first picture taken from the Curiosity Rover either. The first thumbnail taken from the Curiosity Rover was some ground and the rovers wheel.
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Male 423
andrew155, do you realize how abysmally far in debt your country currently is? How about living on one planet successfully before we go looking to drat up another one?
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Male 18
Wow....this gave me chills.
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Male 553
Looks like the middle of the desert in Arizona..
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Male 96
"Shut up. Just enjoy how awesome and bad ass the moment is."

QFT
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Male 325
As mentioned this is NOT from curiosity rover. FAIL!
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Male 21
Shut up. Just enjoy how awesome and bad ass the moment is.
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Male 2,578
beternal. We spend 19 billion on NASA and 80 billion on food stamps for the fattest Americans. We have the "helping people" thing covered, to an extreme, in fact.

You`re damn right we spend billions of dollars on space. And we should spend a lot more. The civilization that stops innovating is the civilization that dies. Mankind cannot progress without going into space. If you disagree with that, you are too far gone.
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Male 755
Nope. That`s looking west from Dungeness in Kent England.
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Male 10,855
@beternal

Would you`ve complained if it was a private company wasting the money instead?
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Male 1,048
That is beautiful :) I lived to see a picture, on the internet, of the red planet.
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Male 707
@beternal
Can`t tell it trolling or just stupid
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Male 87
for one we have information. one example would be, is there enough moisture in the ground to be harvested for use in sustaining a mining operation. the mining of precious ores from asteroids is also being considered.
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Male 2,586
I love the arguments here people have demonstrated to put my `ignorance` into place. Frankly, they`re a little bit stupid.

Columbus - he wasn`t sailing 140 MILLION miles. America is practical, mars is not. Argument over.

And those stating ridiculous arguments like `in going into space, mars etc... we have developed microprocessors and lenses etc` - Do you realise how stupid that example is?! It`s like saying you read a book while running a marathon. You have expended all that energy to achieve something that does not benefit anyone... when you could have read the book AT HOME.

Hmmm, lets put millions into developing new microprocessors to stick in a craft we`ll never see again... only to then realise, oh my God, these things can be used on Earth too! - wow, we`ve benefited mankind! How about circumventing the space bit and just do that originally?!

What has the actual ACT of visiting the moon, visiting mars actually achieved?
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Male 154
Where are all the 3 breasted women?
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Female 4,359
meh, needs some shrubs or sumthin.
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Male 1
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Female 267
You can follow the rover on twitter (if you`re interested): https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity
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Male 5,874
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Male 15,510
In a few days we will have the first High Definition color pictures too!
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Male 15,510
That is neither the first picture from Mars ever not nor the first one from the Curiosity rover. This is the first one:


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Male 1,054
"you`d be surprised how many things in your everyday life came from space research."

And lest we forget TANG!!
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Male 38,276

Actually, the 1st photo from Mars was 40 years ago.

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Male 5,314
Beternal, i`m sure that the Christoper Columbus thought too right? Why explore the world, what does it matter?
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Male 68
Reminds me of someplace...


Queue Star Wars soundtrack
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Male 26
No. This is about 7 years old from the rovers. I had it on my desktop for a year or two.
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Male 198
beternal - you`d be surprised how many things in your everyday life came from space research. Invisible braces, scratch-resistant eyeglass lenses, smoke detectors, and water filters are just a few of the things that have improved the quality of life for millions of people. Without NASA, there`s no knowing if we`d have things like that today.
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Male 182
@beternal

Funding is not an issue for any of those things you listed.

Space exploration is an integral push for new technologies and always has been. If it weren`t for NASA needing smaller microprocessors, you wouldn`t have a computer to bitch about them on right now, not to mention many other comforts that you use on a day to day basis.
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Female 2,549
@beternal
We could go at length explains that the research done for this project will materialize in the productts that help everyone one day and that we understand us better in perspective and that the money spent on this is likely equivalent of fast food that we consume in a year thus a far better.value
But instead I am going to politely ask you to go away . OK.
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Male 1,054

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Male 1,054
"For the record, the black-and-white photo below is the first image Curiosity sent from Mars."

Not sure about `sent` versus `received`, but the first pic displayed was a 64x64 pixel photo. The one you displayed is the higher resolution version (256x256 was the second image)...
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Male 3,285
You will NEVER see any of the cams live. Nasa and the military will be screening all video feeds and photographs before they get released.
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Male 2,586
How much did America spend on this then?! I mean apart from cool pics of mars, how will this EVER help the human race?!

So instead of spending $2.5 billion (I just checked) on saving lives, global warming or (God forbid) the new iPhone... It was spent on a model rocket, a remote controlled car and a camera!

And what did we get?!... ooooo pictures of sand!!!
-Type "red sand" into Google, it`s cheaper!
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Male 1,647
This is the first pic from Curiosity, maybe..? but not the first pic from Mars. Also it doesn`t look like the same image (unless it was still poor resolution, but even then, it had a wheel in it..) I saw after the rover landed last night, which I watched live, here.

There doesn`t seem to be anything going on at this site, right this moment, so I don`t know where the live feed is, now, or if there is one.
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Male 6,227
For the record, the black-and-white photo below is the first image Curiosity sent from Mars.

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Male 6,227
I was watching it live last night, from NASA`s streaming feed. First photo was black and white, with one of Curiosity`s wheels in the lower right corner. I`m not even sure this image is from Curiosity. So far as I know, it hasn`t begun sending back color images yet. I think this is one of the images taken from the earlier Opportunity or Spirit rovers.
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Male 1,243
Cool, but where is the landing video, and where can we watch live streams of this stuff as it`s sent back?

I searched for a bit and was unable to find any except the "curiosity cam` which was just people talking about it, kind of disappointing because it`s 2012 and cameras are small, and neither of the last two trips had streaming either. I don`t understand why they`ve always kept the video back from the public (even if it`s still images 5s apart). they should just stream it to NASA TV as they study/work on it. That way everyone see these images as they do and people can form their own opinions rather than having one spoon fed to them. Heck, its like the weatherman telling you how it`s going to be without showing you a satellite image, most people can mute the volume, look at the satellite image, and make better call than the weatherman..
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Male 7,775
meh
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Male 163
Yeah, I think this was the first picture.
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Male 2,332
Sweet
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Male 3,285
Looks like a pic from any desert on earth at twilight and with a upcoming sandstorm...
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Male 2,552
UTINI!
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Male 20,061
Link: The First Photo From Mars [Pic] [Rate Link] - Happened not too long ago, from the Curiosity rover.
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