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PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by Nickers

shiny shiny shiny :)

yay for curiosity!
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» Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:45 pm «Top

PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RubberJonny

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This video clip shows the first Martian material collected by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, being vibrated inside the scoop after it was lifted from the ground on Oct. 7, 2012.
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A bright and interestingly shaped tiny pebble shows up among the soil on a rock, called 'Gillespie Lake'...
But what really matters is what the team is finding out about this region, as those rounded grains provide a clue to the history of this area.
“They’ve been knocked around, they’ve been busted up,” said Yingst. “They’ve been rounded by some process.
This suggests that flowing water helped form this rock.
The rover has also found water-deposited mineral veins that fill fissures in the rocks, such as in the image below.
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The rover has imaged a small metallic-looking protuberance on a rock. Visible in the image [below], the protuberance appears to have a high albedo and even projects a shadow on the rock below.
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Above: A closeup of the shiny protuberance.
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The test was performed on a patch of flat, vein-bearing rock called 'John Klein', which observations suggested had once been weathered by water erosion.
'Pre-drilling observations of this rock yielded indications of one or more episodes of wet environmental conditions,' Nasa said.
'The team plans to use Curiosity's laboratory instruments to analyse sample powder from inside the rock to learn more about the site's environmental history.'
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PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RampantBadger

RubberJonny wrote:Update 4 -
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very cool - thanks.
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PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RubberJonny

Update 5 - Source.
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These images compare rocks seen by NASA's Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of Mars. On the left is " Wopmay" rock, in Endurance Crater, Meridiani Planum, as studied by the Opportunity rover. On the right are the rocks of the "Sheepbed" unit in Yellowknife Bay, in Gale Crater, as seen by Curiosity.
An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life...
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» Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:19 pm «Top

PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RubberJonny

Update 6 - Source.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is parked in "safe mode" again after being laid low by a software bug.

NASA said yesterday that the rover is stable and in communication with engineers. Curiosity hit safe mode when a command file failed a size check by its software. Engineers have since figured out that a software bug appended an unrelated file to the data, causing the command script's size to differ from what was expected.

"This is a very straightforward matter to deal with," said Richard Cook, project manager for Curiosity. "We can just delete that file, which we don't need any more, and we know how to keep this from occurring in the future."

NASA expects this glitch to take a couple of days to sort out as well, but the agency will be keen to get the rover back on its feet before 4 April, when Curiosity will be out of touch for four weeks.
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» Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:22 pm «Top

PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RubberJonny

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NASA JPL sends word today that image processing lab specialists have assembled a billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The 1.3-billion-pixel image is offered with pan and zoom tools here.
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» Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:26 pm «Top

PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by Trevor Hanley

Watched Hawkins "The Universe" on one of the doc channels while stoned with Will a few nights back. Makes me really annoyed that nobody is investing in this technology right now. It's mind blowing how far away from doing anything usefull right now but the rewards of it are infinite. Thanks for the updates btw RJ. The latest picture is really cool.

Nobody truly thinks about the generations to come though :(
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» Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:31 pm «Top

PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RubberJonny

SourceFed covers the top 5 Curiosity Discoveries compiled by National Geographic to celebrate the Rover's first year anniversary:

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PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RubberJonny

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NASA's Jet propulsion Laboratory has published the first image of the Earth and Moon taken from one of the camera systems aboard the Curiosity rover.

While the primary focus of the rover is downward at the Martian soil, and occasionally drilling below its surface, Curiosity's controllers at JPL will be spending more time looking up this year. Besides the Earth shot, the rover (and NASA's other Martian hardware) is on standby to observe the passing of comet Siding Spring in October as it skims 86,000 miles (138,000 kilometers) over Mars, spraying debris as it goes.
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» Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:22 pm «Top

PostRe: Curiosity, Mars Rover by RubberJonny

Update 9 - Source.

It's been a long time since the main post has been last updated and although Curiosity has been doing and discovering a lot of interesting things nothing has been as noteworthty as this latest update: ALIENS! It is now only a matter of time and exploration.
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