Posts tagged with ‘curiosity’

Your 4-Billion-Pixel Mars Rover Panorama 

Created by Andrew Bodrov from 295 photos taken by the Curiosity Rover at the Gale Crater on Mars.

Best way to explore the 90,000 by 45,000 pixel panorama is by selecting fullscreen once you hit play.

Via: Mars Gigapixel Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar days 136-149 in The World.

H/T: Wired.

theatlantic:

From Heroes to Humans: The Totally Regular People Who Landed a Robot on Mars

Yesterday afternoon, a group of the scientists and engineers orchestrating NASA’s Curiosity mission got together to do an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. They got — and answered — questions about the mission itself, about the engineering that went into the Curiosity rover, about the lifestyle the mission requires of them. (For example: They reset their alarm clocks by 40 minutes every day to keep Mars time.)
The many exchanges of the AMA were, unsurprisingly, informative and illustrative and educational. But my favorite was, practically speaking, none of those things. It went like this:

Shorter version: “Hey, congrats on the robot you helped land on Mars, and everything! Also, you still have that algebra book I loaned you eight years ago. I don’t want it back, or anything, but just FYI.”

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FJP: Oh, Reddit.

theatlantic:

From Heroes to Humans: The Totally Regular People Who Landed a Robot on Mars

Yesterday afternoon, a group of the scientists and engineers orchestrating NASA’s Curiosity mission got together to do an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. They got — and answered — questions about the mission itself, about the engineering that went into the Curiosity rover, about the lifestyle the mission requires of them. (For example: They reset their alarm clocks by 40 minutes every day to keep Mars time.)

The many exchanges of the AMA were, unsurprisingly, informative and illustrative and educational. But my favorite was, practically speaking, none of those things. It went like this:

Shorter version: “Hey, congrats on the robot you helped land on Mars, and everything! Also, you still have that algebra book I loaned you eight years ago. I don’t want it back, or anything, but just FYI.”

Read more.

FJP: Oh, Reddit.

antesmejor:

Amazing Movie of Mars Curiosity HD (por highercalling88)

FJP: phenomenal!

Welcome To Mars
Sorry, couldn’t resist. But… here’s a worthy JS/CSS animation via NASA that explains how exactly one lands a rover on Mars. — Michael

Welcome To Mars

Sorry, couldn’t resist. But… here’s a worthy JS/CSS animation via NASA that explains how exactly one lands a rover on Mars. — Michael

popmech:

We posted this back in spring, but in case you missed it then: How Curiosity will land on Mars, in 11 easy steps. 
Plus: The Anatomy of Curiosity.

FJP: And remember, “We accurately guided this monster from 200 million miles away (that’s 7.6 million marathons). It requires better accuracy than an Olympic golfer teeing off in London and hitting a hole-in-one in Auckland, New Zealand. It will use a laser to blast rocks, a chemical nose to sniff out the potential for life, and hundreds of other feats of near-magic.”

popmech:

We posted this back in spring, but in case you missed it then: How Curiosity will land on Mars, in 11 easy steps. 

Plus: The Anatomy of Curiosity.

FJP: And remember, “We accurately guided this monster from 200 million miles away (that’s 7.6 million marathons). It requires better accuracy than an Olympic golfer teeing off in London and hitting a hole-in-one in Auckland, New Zealand. It will use a laser to blast rocks, a chemical nose to sniff out the potential for life, and hundreds of other feats of near-magic.”