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Date: 08/06/12 05:54 PM

25 Responses to The Landing Of The Curiosity Rover

  1. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    Link: The Landing Of The Curiosity Rover - As seen by the Rover itself!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The accomplishment is great.
    This video, however, is positively underwhelming.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    I think this is a case where reality didn`t live up to my hopes.

    It`s fantastic that they`ve managed to get it there safely...and I can`t wait to see more videos and pictures that it`s taken....cause they sure can`t be as dull as these first ones.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Do you even know why they are "dull" Listypoos? the first pictures were taken with those low resolution cameras just to make sure everything went as planned. Those "dull" pictures are going to get better as soon the rover deploys the high resolution color cameras
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    "Those "dull" pictures are going to get better as soon the rover deploys the high resolution color cameras"

    No poo sherlock...
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    Not gonna lie - I have a space boner. Fricken awesome. This thing weighs 2000 lbs and is 10 feet long - and that bitch is rolling around mars. OH MAN, I wish I was a scientist for moments like these.

    This thing is just a little shorter than a Mini Cooper, weights 2000 lbs, and is nuclear powered. Awwwwsssoooommmmeeee.

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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    So, if I`m not mistaken, it can`t even tweet its status updates? What a piece of crap. This is SOOO early 2000 technology.... (as said by someone who gives a crap about the Jersey Shore crew)
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    Rumbrave Male 18-29
    48 posts
    August 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    "This video, however, is positively underwhelming."

    Are we that spoiled?

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    xelous Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Amazing video, I look forward to seeing some of the high def stuff uploaded in the coming weeks
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    To all you space haters talking crap about this video. Why don`t you try shooting a camera tens of thousands of miles away and then have it continue sending you images as it`s burning up in the atmosphere of a nearby planet... really.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    people that think

    A. this is lame
    B. has no real vlaue
    C. think that MRI`s, CTA scans and other such devices came from the land of magic and not the space program
    D. cannot understand how amazing this is

    should stfu and let the adults speak. you may learn why this is awesome and you are stupid.
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
    406 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 12:21 am
    technically the rover does not seen anything it records... but what ev`s... trollolololo
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2012 at 1:29 am
    I`m with goaliejerry on this one.

    Wait a min, it has a SAM at the front? I didn`t know it was armed. I suppose it might have to fend off those pesky martians.

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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 2:00 am
    240p we meet again
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 2:07 am
    "Why don`t you try shooting a camera tens of thousands of miles away and then have it continue sending you images as it`s burning up in the atmosphere of a nearby planet... really."


    That being a fantastic achievement does not in itself make the video content enthralling. If you think calling the content dull in comparison what what you`d imagine falling through an alien atmosphere to be like...is to be confused with calling the achievement of getting a camera there in the first place dull, then you`ve completely misunderstood.
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 2:29 am
    That`s awesome,
    So when does it start rolling?
    How long til these HD Cams start transmitting?
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 6:12 am
    keep in mind that the first images are stil with "shields up" to prevent damage to the camera during descent they have a clear shielding around the cameras, once the other cameras run the pictures will be better
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2012 at 7:15 am
    Just remember, everything is screened. We will only be allowed to see what the "powers that be" allow us to see.

    It might sound like a conspiracy theory but its the unfortunate truth
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Almost as bad as iPhone YouTube videos.
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    propagandi Male 40-49
    726 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Did they crop out the Mars colonies that are already there?
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    tedgp: sadly.. I asked in a forum: " why can`t we see the images live as they are transmitted to us" and they were acting like i was the spawn of satan or something, and were doing everything they could to justify the pictures not being available to the public as soon as they arrive at earth. Which makes absolutely no sense if it was `for mankind`
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    August 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    @Listypoos The statement you quoted was not meant to state achievement. All the points in it were regarding factors that would affect the payload (camera`s). Specifically the camera that would`ve had to record through some amazing heat shield and not burn up or be pure static from well the static and which is by far not one of the main cameras that will be used for research. So I understand why much room was not given to that camera`s development for it`s ability to record a few minute video as it fell. I hope you haven`t completely misunderstood.
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    sorrymarry5 Male 40-49
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    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    703 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    One would belive 2,5 Billion US dollars would be enough to include a HD camera.
    But anyways, im happy with seeing any footage at all:)
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2012 at 10:15 am
    One would belive 2,5 Billion US dollars would be enough to include a HD camera.

    It has about 3 of them. They weren`t powered up yet.

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