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Title: Mars Curiosity Rover
Post by: Genichiro on August 06, 2012, 18:52
Article here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/06/nasa-news-mars-curiosity-rover-beams-image_n_1746623.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D188820)

Good to see the space program at work once again. It's felt like our exploration programs have been lacking a bit since the ending of the Space Shuttle Program. Hopefully having better equipment for better photos will give us some more information to work with in our exploration of the red planet. I would like to know where the gravel came from, as well. It would be nice to see an credible explanation come from their current research mission.
Title: Re: Mars Curiosity Rover
Post by: Cirno on August 07, 2012, 07:08
I can't wait to see what fun stuff they learn!
Title: Re: Mars Curiosity Rover
Post by: Zen on August 07, 2012, 11:18
I was awake when it landed and forgot to check the feed! :( Hope they get lots of good data!
Title: Re: Mars Curiosity Rover
Post by: Genichiro on August 07, 2012, 19:05
I'm waiting to see what kinds of pictures they can get with their color camera, once they take the dust cover off of it. The one they took with it on looks really bad. :omg:

First color photo and article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/mars-rover-first-color-photo-curiosity_n_1751712.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl5%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D189559#slide=more243014)

It really does look like it was taken by a RAZR (I had one, so I'd know). Still, it's just because of the dust cover. The black and white photos look stunning. I'm sure if they can get that with just black and white, then I'm sure then can get something truly amazing in color.
Title: Re: Mars Curiosity Rover
Post by: Cirno on August 08, 2012, 06:38
I sure hope they can get some better color pictures soon. I know there's a good reason for the dust cover, but it just makes the image look so blurry.