Tag: Mars

Any landing you can roll away from…

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Any landing you can roll away from…

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back a picture of the landed rover on Mars along with all the assorted debris (and no, we’re not cleaning that up). The Curiosity rover is in the centre of the image, while 4,900 feet away, lies the heat shield, which protected the rover from 3,800-degree-Fahrenheit temperatures encountered during […]

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Happy landings.

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Happy landings.

Our chums at NASA certainly know how to wow us. Not only have they landed the Curiosity rover on Mars without a hitch, they actually took a photo of it on its chute on the way down! The orbiter had a Mars-cam? Now that’s class. Or to put it in a less excited fan-type way, […]

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Mars, baby! It’s the freakiest show.

August 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mars, baby! It’s the freakiest show.

Apologies to David Bowie, but now that NASA has successfully landed Curiosity on the Red Planet, the question we’re asking here is, is there life on Mars? Yes, we’re cracking the champers open at Casa Crowsnest. What an achievement! The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in the most complex touch-down ever attempted […]

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