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Nasa's Curiosity rover lands on Mars


carver
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Don't know if any of you have followed this but a successful landing on Mars happened this morning enter link description here.

A small extract from the story,

"The mission has even already sent its first low-resolution images - showing the rover's wheel and its shadow, through a dust-covered lens cap that has yet to be removed."

And when they find out who left the cover on they are going to kill him.

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Quickbeam

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It's quite a fantastic human achievement and well named, and like the Olympics cost, somethings just have to be done beyond the normal constraints of sensible spending to satisfy our human curiosity.

I'm not sure what the benefit will be to me in my lifetime, but I'm sure in a century or so's time, they will look back and praise our determination to reach outside of our goldfish bowl, all powered by extreme curiosity.

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buteman

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570-million-km journey from Earth and landed precisely where it was supposed to.

I sometimes have difficulty trying to find somewhere in the nearest town to me.

Amazing how they can actually make and calculate exactly where it will land.

Some extremely clever folk out there and needless to say I am not one of them.Look forward to seeing some of the pictures that come back.I wonder if they will find any Bars.

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Aitchbee

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I hope it doesn't 'shoot itself in the foot' with that laser beam rock-zapper.

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Condom

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I wonder if Rover cars will sue NASA for using its name on their vehicle. I know Apple probably would ;-)

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Well done to all concerned, looking forward to the release of the pictures and lab results.

I think I'm going into the "space scrap" business with thousands of out of date satellites in orbit, moon landers, Martian rovers and space probes there must be money to be made. Do you realise how much precious metal gores into these things.

:0)

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Bing.alau

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I think it's all a load of old bull. A con trick like the supposed landing on the moon. I bet it is all being done by Hollywood in the Afghan desert. (TIC)

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Bing.alau

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Buteman, I had a good Snicker at your Mars bar reference...

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Quickbeam

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That gag will surely run a Marathon session around the world before becoming as extinct as an Aztec as it goes off Topic.

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Bing.alau

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If there are any Kit-Kats up there, Curiosity might kill them.

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Terry Brown

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If oyu wish to see more of this try this web site 'Earth Sky'

Terry

http://earthsky.org/space

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