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Posted: 8/7/2012 11:50:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ShadowWarrior:

I thought our space program was killed?  We have this much money and we can fight wars?  All this dough could be spent saving me gas money or reducing the national debt before we have to give Hawaii to China to pay off.  China would probably say that is not enough, you gotta throw in California too. 


NASAs annual budget is 0.5% of the US Budget. 


yes, the curiosity rover project will cost $2.5b... but its a 4 year program.

the afghanistan/iraq wars have cost trillions of dollars and the whatever the "final" number they release when they pull out will still be lowball, because you have to account for years and years of medical expenses for the veterans.


its blatantly obvious where the money to start to pay off the debt should come from; and its not the part of the budget that accounts for 0.5%
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Posted: 8/7/2012 12:15:21 PM
i support the funding of space programs, space is where we have to go sooner or later. Earth will be f***d up by the Sun some days later.  
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Posted: 8/7/2012 12:31:13 PM
check out this beaut



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cant wait for the big HD camera to get up and running for some even better pics....and the HD video is going to be, quite literally, otherworldly



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Posted: 8/7/2012 1:08:43 PM
if they did find life, would we be told about it
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Posted: 8/7/2012 2:23:17 PM
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Posted: 8/7/2012 2:35:09 PM

I just hope those martians are not ticked off at us landing on their soil...lol

On a serious note: way to go NASA!...what an accomplishment!

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Posted: 8/7/2012 8:02:44 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by switchwalk:

check out this beaut



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cant wait for the big HD camera to get up and running for some even better pics....and the HD video is going to be, quite literally, otherworldly







Billions well spent AGAIN by the feds!!!  Maybe we ought to focus a little more on the issues here on Earth and in OUR country. Nothing like diversion to sustain delusion. GENIUS!!!!
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Posted: 8/7/2012 9:07:47 PM
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Billions well spent AGAIN by the feds!!!  Maybe we ought to focus a little more on the issues here on Earth and in OUR country. Nothing like diversion to sustain delusion. GENIUS!!!!
It is extremely well spent. I want a book report from all you fools that think our space program is a waste of money on the amount of technology that has resulted from it. 
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Posted: 8/7/2012 11:10:51 PM
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It is extremely well spent. I want a book report from all you fools that think our space program is a waste of money on the amount of technology that has resulted from it. 

you are expecting a book report from someone who cannot read

i clearly mentioned at the top of this page that NASAs annual budget is 0.5% of the national budget

these people see a large number like $2.5b and think it represents an incredible percentage of the USA annual spending just because $2.5b is a lot to an individual

Canada, Russia, Spain and France all contributed to the rover project with technology and labor. This creates jobs in all of these countries, attracts the most brilliant minds, and paves the way to new technological innovations whose practical use often benefits other private business groups. 

The alternative is the united states cuts NASAs budget and the US loses thousands of jobs to China, suffers further brain drain and falls behind in the development of new industries and technology

 critical thinking is hard 
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Posted: 8/8/2012 12:57:17 AM
Administrators and contractors sucking on the Government teat.
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Posted: 8/9/2012 3:50:05 PM
The first 360-degree colour panorama is made up of low-resolution thumbnails. It will take a while to get the hi-res frames down


08.09.2012
Gale Crater Vista, in Glorious Color
This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.

Scientists will be taking a closer look at several splotches in the foreground that appear gray. These areas show the effects of the descent stage's rocket engines blasting the ground. What appeared as a dark strip of dunes in previous, black-and-white pictures from Curiosity can also be seen along the top of this mosaic, but the color images also reveal additional shades of reddish brown around the dunes, likely indicating different textures or materials.

The images were taken late Aug. 8 PDT (Aug. 9 EDT) by the 34-millimeter Mast Camera. This panorama mosaic was made of 130 images of 144 by 144 pixels each. Selected full frames from this panorama, which are 1,200 by 1,200 pixels each, are expected to be transmitted to Earth later. The images in this panorama were brightened in the processing. Mars only receives half the sunlight Earth does and this image was taken in the late Martian afternoon.
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Posted: 8/9/2012 8:35:21 PM
Great more pictures of rocks. Dont let that EBOLA bother you!
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Posted: 8/9/2012 8:39:08 PM
How fast do you think an Ebola outbreak in the U S could herd these stooges into FEMA camps?

Ah der der der da der dat cud neva happenz in da Unitedz staitz!
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Posted: 8/9/2012 9:07:48 PM
Those pics are awesome
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Posted: 8/23/2012 5:51:17 AM
Curiosity has taken its first drive on the surface of Mars, and Nasa has released this stunning image revealing its first journey and the tyre tracks it has left on the Martian surface.



This image released by NASA shows tracks made by Curiosity's tyres during its first test drive as seen by camera on the right side of the rover




Nasa also revealed an overhead shot of the rover's first drive.




Curiosity rover's wheel tracks on the surface of Mars an image sent from one of the rover's cameras.


This photo mosaic shows the scour mark, dubbed Goulburn, left by the thrusters on the sky crane that helped lower NASA's Curiosity rover to the Red Planet.


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Posted: 8/23/2012 7:45:02 AM
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Posted: 8/23/2012 11:41:28 AM

More exciting and interesting discoveries have yet to come by the Curiosity, i think it might find sodium deposits (NaCl, MgCl...) and eventually the organic compound on Mars. Can't wait.  
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Posted: 8/23/2012 11:49:28 AM
correction, MgCl-->MgCl2. it always take two Cl ions to form magnesium salts, i perceived. 
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Posted: 8/24/2012 3:32:11 PM
Morse code in its tyre tracks, mystery barcodes and a lucky penny: Nasa reveals the secrets hidden on the Curiosity rover

    Morse code in the tyre track spells the name of the lab where rover was made
    Lucky penny used to ensure camera in in focus
    Names of 1.24  million space fans engraved on a chip carried on the rover


A message on Mars: Engineers have revealed that Curiosity's tyre tracks spell out JPL', the lab where it was made, in morse code
Engineers on earth with Curiosity's wheel. the patterns and holes which have now left morse code on the surface of Mars, spelling out JPL can clearly be seen





Codes on the rover will be used by a smartphone app - but Nasa isn't saying how, or when the service, which will be linked to its website, will launch.

Curiosity also carries a Martian sundial, so operators can keep track onf ther position of the sun - and even that has a hidden message, saying 'TO MARS TO EXPLORE'



A tiny chip on the rover carries the names of 1.24 million people who signed up via Nasa's website.



A lucky penny, seen here of a replica of the rover on earth, is used to calibrate Curiosity's camera system.





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