Mars rover Curiosity detects bright object

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DeltaV
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Mars rover Curiosity detects bright object

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Mars rover Curiosity scoops, detects bright object

Probably a rover part. Or the tip of a buried starship.

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Martian periscope, they're checking out the rover from the hide-e-hole.
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Post by DeltaV »

Technologically-advanced anaerobic sandworms was one of my next choices, after Illuminati-planted fake artifact.

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Chem-Cam close-up. Sandworm with a shark-like mouth and small pair of eyes on the nose.

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Post by GIThruster »

Looks like they found life! Here's the 400X close-up:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... Ag&dur=886
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we spent how much and nobody put a macro lens on this thing??!??

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Post by DeltaV »

Note the non-random arrangement of the "boulders". Apparently it was interrupted while building a cabin.

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Post by CaptainBeowulf »

Suggestion now seems to be that it is a piece of plastic that fell off the rover itself:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story ... rover.html

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Sloppy. You'd think they could keep their sound stage clean. Apollo never had these problems.
n*kBolt*Te = B**2/(2*mu0) and B^.25 loss scaling? Or not so much? Hopefully we'll know soon...

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TallDave wrote:Sloppy. You'd think they could keep their sound stage clean. Apollo never had these problems.
They had a larger budget and the old school Protestant work ethic to help. by the way has anybody seen my tie clasp?

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Post by Tom Ligon »

I recall that Opportunity spotted a flattened spot in the soil ... had some characteristics of a large footprint, and found some metallic cloth. Both turned out to be from their bouncing air bag landing.

Later I think it encountered its heat shield.

I'd be unsurprised to find a few fragments of, say, some frangible bolts.

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TallDave wrote:Sloppy. You'd think they could keep their sound stage clean. Apollo never had these problems.
Any NSF regulars know the story behind picture 2 ( 1R403751100EFFBWGXP1311R0M1.JPG )?
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index. ... c=4075.765

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Post by DeltaV »

Dang, that looked just like a fusion reactor power unit and two Neeko'rak landers on a snowy horizon.

But it's just the underside of the Opportunity rover seen through a fish-eye lens.

Opportunity :: Rear Hazcam :: Sol 3105
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/ ... 11R0M1.JPG
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get CSI

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get CSI on this! They will figure it out for sure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uoM5kfZIQ0

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Post by djolds1 »

DeltaV wrote:Dang, that looked just like a fusion reactor power unit and two Neeko'rak landers on a snowy horizon.
Neeko'rak landers?
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