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Curiosity Just landed on Mars
murchr
#1 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 8:38:03 AM
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The robotic rover just landed on the surface of Mars. breaking news on CNN Images are out
"There are only two emotions in the market, hope & fear. The problem is you hope when you should fear & fear when you should hope: - Jesse Livermore
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masukuma
#2 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 9:03:43 AM
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http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/
All Mushrooms are edible! Some Mushroom are only edible ONCE!
limanika
#3 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 11:47:22 AM
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murchr wrote:
The robotic rover just landed on the surface of Mars. breaking news on CNN Images are out

Tells you how small man is. We are yet to conquer let alone understand space and time
chiaroscuro
#4 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 11:55:20 AM
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How curious is it?
McReggae
#5 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 11:58:01 AM
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chiaroscuro wrote:
How curious is it?


Very!!!
..."Wewe ni mtu mdogo sana....na mwenye amekuandika pia ni mtu mdogo sana!".
chiaroscuro
#6 Posted : Monday, August 06, 2012 1:55:50 PM
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McReggae wrote:
chiaroscuro wrote:
How curious is it?


Very!!!


I hope not as much as The Cat!
chiaroscuro
#7 Posted : Tuesday, August 07, 2012 9:24:43 AM
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harrydre
#8 Posted : Wednesday, August 08, 2012 4:41:18 AM
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This is a very expensive landing...

key statistics:-

landing fees - USD 2.5 birrions
pursue period - close to 1 yr (since Nov 2011 launch)
signal response time - 14 minutes
landing speed - 30,000MPH
heat generated while landing - @ 1,600 degrees

Terrain

7 minutes of terror

Actual landing
R.I.P John Lewis
Njung'e
#9 Posted : Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:24:42 AM
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Wow!!....7 minutes of sheer terror!!....BTW,the Brits don't say much about Beagle 2 almost ten years on.Did the thing just disappear?...did it make entry into Mars?
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
mkeiyd
#10 Posted : Wednesday, August 08, 2012 11:09:49 AM
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What if NASA found life in Mars? Would the migration be on after the earth has succumbed to global warming?
What if Mars was one mammoth diamond.
Njung'e
#11 Posted : Wednesday, August 08, 2012 11:31:38 AM
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mkeiyd wrote:
What if NASA found life in Mars? Would the migration be on after the earth has succumbed to global warming?
What if Mars was one mammoth diamond.


Migration???.......Entry into Mars is hypersonic.This is so since the pressure on Mars surface is a mere hundredth of earth's surface pressure.....How to reduce that from about 19,000km/h to zero at impact in 6 seconds is a serious challenge.....The kind of speeds you require to turn your brains into gasPray smile
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
D32
#12 Posted : Sunday, August 12, 2012 1:54:47 PM
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Looks like there's no life but rock and dust, but lets wait and see curiosity's outcomes.

Do folk really think that there are ET's?

Definition of "Extraterrestrial" from The Sage English Dictionary for language education and research.

- Originating or located or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere
- A form of life assumed to exist outside of Earth or its atmosphere.

At least if there was some H2O - That which all currently known forms of life depends on - , could they then hope to find something.

That my take, anyways, nice image, looking forward for more from curiosity.

Curiosity's Panorama of Mars in Color

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds.
tinker
#13 Posted : Sunday, August 12, 2012 4:28:46 PM
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Applause
harrydre wrote:
This is a very expensive landing...

key statistics:-

landing fees - USD 2.5 birrions
pursue period - close to 1 yr (since Nov 2011 launch)
signal response time - 14 minutes
landing speed - 30,000MPH
heat generated while landing - @ 1,600 degrees

Terrain

7 minutes of terror

Actual landing

....He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion..
masukuma
#14 Posted : Sunday, August 12, 2012 7:14:03 PM
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photos from mars
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/
All Mushrooms are edible! Some Mushroom are only edible ONCE!
youcan'tstopusnow
#15 Posted : Monday, August 13, 2012 12:24:26 AM
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Hio mchanga si ni nyekundu kama tu ile ya Ukambani? Na si watu wanaishi huko, ama?smile
GOD BLESS YOUR LIFE
youcan'tstopusnow
#16 Posted : Monday, August 13, 2012 12:43:08 AM
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D32, a few pointers:

The interior of Mars holds vast reservoirs of water, with some spots apparently as wet as Earth's innards, scientists say.
http://www.huffingtonpos...ts-earth_n_1621364.html

Water on Mars is much less abundant than it is on Earth, at least in its liquid and gaseous states of matter. Most of the water known is locked in the cryosphere (permafrost and polar caps), and there are no bodies of liquid water which could create a hydrosphere. Only a small amount of water vapor is present in the atmosphere.
Read this. Very interesting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_on_Mars

Methanococcus jannaschii, a single-celled micro-organism, needs these conditions to survive; it grows best at 85°C (185°F), and lives by taking energy from the hot spring water as it mixes with the ice-cold sea water around it. This way of life is very different from the familiar kinds of life — plants that use light and carbon dioxide from the air, or animals that eat plants or other animals. The Methanococcus way of life shows how diverse and robust life can be, and that life can persist in the worst environments Earth has to offer. Perhaps life could also persist and thrive in martian environments. One job in our future studies of Mars is to learn whether hot springs like this one, or hot springs underground, ever existed on Mars.
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/.../marslife/slide_30.html

EXTREMOPHILES
http://www.nss.org/adast...olume14/rothschild.html

The European Space Agency has discovered that lichens can survive unprotected in space. In an experiment led by Leopoldo Sancho from the Complutense University of Madrid, two species of lichen – Rhizocarpon geographicum and Xanthoria elegans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen

An extremophile is an organism adapted to unusual limits of one or more abiotic factors in the environment. Some of the extreme conditions are temperature, pH, high salinity, high levels of radiation and high pressure. Note that some of these factors, such as temperature and pH, have two extrema. Most extremophiles are micro-organisms such as bacteria and archaea, since higher organisms generally are less adaptive to wide variations from the norm in environmental conditions. Upper limits of existence for carbon based lifeforms appear to be about 150 degrees Celsius, based upon inherent thermal stabilities of amino acids and polypeptides essential to DNA manufacture. In some cases extremophile metabolism thrives on the exotic variation in environmental conditions; in other situations, there is adaptive behavior such as metabolic diapause (cryptobiosis) or desiccation (endosphore formation).

Extremophiles are thought to have been some of the earliest lifeforms on earth, since such early organisms would have to be adapted to harsh conditions, at least in comparison to present day environments. Extremophiles may exist on other bodies in the solar system, such as Jupiter's moon Europa or on Mars. Some microorganism extremophiles have shown industrial potential, such as the ability to remove sulfur compounds from crude oil at high temperatures
http://www.eoearth.org/a...xtremophile?topic=74530

Biologists have embarked on a project to engineer plants that could withstand the harsh environment of Mars, using genes from hardy bacteria that thrive around deep-sea vents on Earth.
http://www.newscientist....put-plants-on-mars.html

There was also a very nice documentary but I can't remember its name. It was about extremophiles and was showing how some plants surviving on extremely toxic environments in the absence of what we consider (considered?) essential for life. Siezi kumbuka jina though
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youcan'tstopusnow
#17 Posted : Monday, August 13, 2012 12:50:37 AM
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While we are on UFO, wacha niulize. Why are these things almost never sighted in Africa. Ama aliens wanaona tuko down and there is nothing to spy in AfricaSad

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harrydre
#18 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:38:00 PM
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abdulrahman
#19 Posted : Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:50:58 PM
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Hii curiosity rover itakutana na wamaasai huko Mars ivunja vunjwe.
harrydre
#20 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2012 3:46:27 AM
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am really enjoying these hi-def pics from mars.

pics
R.I.P John Lewis
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