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omegaman 08-08-2012 02:29 PM

Curiosity’s High-Res Photos Make You Feel Like You’re on Mars

Nice. Now in color please!

Roysten 08-11-2012 07:37 AM

your wish is my command... at least in low res

martok2112 08-11-2012 08:08 AM

Moto grandie nifty! :)

Saquist 08-12-2012 07:15 AM

With camera tech being what it is why has it taken so long to get these type of pictures.?

martok2112 08-12-2012 08:13 AM

Well, shoot, when was the last probe we sent to Mars? If it's been a good while, camera tech has jumped a lot since then...and still continues to evolve. :)

Or to paraphrase Steve Buscemi in Armageddon: "Ain't it comforting to know that these ships were built by the lowest bidder?" :D

Saquist 08-12-2012 08:26 AM

Spirit and Opportunity were launched in 2003. Camera tech was suffiently far along to make this sort of imagery. Look at Cassini launched in 1997. Perhaps it would cost more at the time but this is a cost that I think would have been necessary to bring back images that could stun and awe the public into addressing the space program into having incredible benefits to giving us the perspective of understanding what's out there and our place in a what seems to be a vast desert.

Cassini and Curiously have finally done that.

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