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Spirit Landed Successfully, sending pictures

  1. Jan 4, 2004 #1

    enigma

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    Great News,

    NASA's Spirit rover has landed and is transmitting.

    Probably a timed link
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2004 #2

    enigma

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    Ivan has a better link here
     
  4. Jan 5, 2004 #3

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    Space.com's complete coverage...
    http://www.space.com/marsrover/

    Way to go NASA!
    The associated rover, Opportunity, is scheduled to land Jan 24!
     
  5. Jan 6, 2004 #4
    I was wondering about this. What will Opportunity do that the previous rover didn't do before? And isn't the rover still in good condition?
     
  6. Jan 15, 2004 #5

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    Yes, Sprit is in excellent health. Opportunity will land on the opposite side of the planet, and in an area geographically dissimilar to any site we have previously examined.

    A friend of mine recently heard talk of a metallic glint in one of the Sprit photos, and the possibility that it might be a distant glimps of Viking. I am certain the individual was talking about the images taken by Mars Global Surveyer, but I found myself unnable to map out in my mind where MER-1 is in relation to Viking and Pathfinder. Does anyone know where I might find a map of Mars showing past and present landing sights?
     
  7. Jan 16, 2004 #6

    Evo

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    Does anyone know if the proposed quantum cascade laser for atmospheric analysis was included?
     
  8. Jan 17, 2004 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    You're a nerd???

    I hadn't noticed this with all of the discussion about your wall eating dog, drooling Zoobie, drooling Zooby, chocolate, and the masturbating bear.

    My sister called and mentioned the "footprints" in the soil next to the lander. At the time I was not aware of the interest in the airbag's skid marks - the clumpy soil shots - which are what she had seen. I started laughing and assured her that such an event would yield 24 hrs news coverage and announcements from the president. She assumed that we had seen these "footprints", the press had shown everyone, and now we just proceed like it's no big deal.
     
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  9. Jan 17, 2004 #8

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    One of my personalities is. :wink:

    Hey the masturbating bear is chroot's!

    That's too funny. Quite imaginative to see "footprints".
     
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