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Date: 09/27/13 10:39 AM

25 Responses to Curiosity Takes A Selfie On Mars [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 10:39 am
    Link: Curiosity Takes A Selfie On Mars - NASA`s Curiosity rover used a robotic arm to take a series of self-images, which were then assembled into this shot.
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    afterburn001 Male 40-49
    5 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 10:49 am
    what`s holding the camera?
  3. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6651 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
    Robotic arm.
  4. Profile photo of ddaq89
    ddaq89 Male 30-39
    168 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
    This is as fake as the moon landing
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 11:27 am
    If it starts doing a duck face I`m outta here.
  6. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 11:32 am
    Maybe it`s because I was around before all of this technology became mainstream, but this is still one of the coolest and most amazing things I have ever seen. Pictures from another planet! Landscapes, mountains, ground. From another planet! Just mindblowingly amazing!
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 11:44 am
    It`s quite obvious that eve took the picture, isn`t it?


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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    Had the decency to avoid duck face underwear shots at least.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    It isn`t clear what`s holding the camera.
  10. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    @ Afterburn001 and Auburnjunky:

    In the illustration below, you can see the robotic arm that was used to take the photos that were assembled into this image: it`s at the lower left, with an arm that looks candy-striped. The partial images of the arm in each photo were left out of the composite photo, so the arm is entirely missing from the final image. In actuality, the arm is attached to the left of the mount in the front left of the photo that looks like a tiered wedding cake on its side.

    NASA periodically has Curiosity photograph itself not because it`s fun (which, of course, it is), but because it`s important to check on the dust buildup on the vehicle and on the condition of the wheels.

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    abby0315 Female 30-39
    1216 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm
    Too bad there wasn`t an alien to photo-bomb it.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    Looks like a normal desert to me.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    I find it amazing we get a hi def pic of a robot on fecking Mars!!
    only seemed like yesterday I thought calculators were Sci Fi - Im old I know
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    @tedgp
    Its Mars the red planet -
    you custard tart
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    Awesome. In the truest sense of the word.
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    nikkida Female 13-17
    24 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm
    does no one else notice their is no arm that reaches off the image.. so then what is supporting the camera to take that picture?? not sayin aliens.. but possibly a fake mars landing rover.. idk u be the judge
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    casaledana Male 60-69
    95 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    Now I know that this is all a fake. Where is the arm holding the camera that took this pic? Just like the moon landings
  18. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    @ Nikkida: As I mentioned earlier, Curiosity`s robotic arm took several photographs which were then merged into this one image. The partial views of the robotic arm in each image were removed, which is why the robotic arm is missing from the photo. In my screenshot below, however, I`ve outlined the attachment point of the robotic arm in red. You can even see the shadow of the robotic arm`s camera and other instruments on the wheel and the ground at the front of the photo.

    Make sense? I hope so. We need you to be smart about these things. After all, it`s your generation (not so much mine) that will be exploring Mars on foot.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36194 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Curiosity killed the cat.

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    @ Gerry: OMG, that is hysterical. *MREEEEEW!!!*
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    September 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    WHO`S HOLDING THE CAMERA? THIS IS A SET IN HOLLYWOOD. WE NEVER SENT A ROBOT TO MARS. THE MONEY WAS SPENT ON CRACK TO SUBJUGATE THE HOMELESS.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    815 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 3:41 am
    What, no duck face?
  23. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    Thanks Squrlz4Sale, I was looking for that.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 9:23 am
    @patchouly

    I know! first thing that went through my mind was: F*cking amazing! a differtent planet! mankind can really achieve something when it wants to.
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    WhoSaidWhat Male 30-39
    261 posts
    September 30, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    If it took the pic itself, where is the arm holding the camera? It would have to be in a "self pic". Also, why is there a reflection of a person`s head and shoulders reflected in the lens of the instrument on the top left?

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