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"Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« on: February 20, 2021, 11:47:21 AM »
Right what I don't get is, they land this tiny little trolley that goes at about five miles an hour flat out on its pissy little wheels, but they've got those massive fuck-off DARPA robots that can jump and do somersaults and shit, why not send one of those bad boys instead? Or one of the creepy dog type ones that can run faster than a cheetah for six days? "Hello creepy dog Mars robot this is NASA control, just get up Olympus Mons and grab us a rock sample huh?" "AFFIRMATIVE" (paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf-paf) "OK DONE THAT"

Srsly tho how cool is this?



Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 12:01:54 PM »
I have no idea what the gravity on Mars is like but I assume to more sturdy and stable the robot is, the less likely it is to fall over and not be able to self right itself, did you not watch Robot Wars.



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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 12:06:53 PM »

<rock looks like an apple, internet melts>

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 12:11:19 PM »
Pfft Mars? In Milton Keynes they've got one delivering takeaways.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 12:12:58 PM »
Anyone else getting a mean boner?

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 12:25:14 PM »
The coolest picture is the one taken from the flying crane as it lowers the rover down onto the surface:


Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 01:36:25 PM »
Mars is the dullest planet. start chucking shit at venus again for christsake

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 02:46:51 PM »
The coolest picture is the one taken from the flying crane as it lowers the rover down onto the surface:

They've got video of the lowering down, and WITH SOUND. but it'll take them a while to receive all the data.

I don't understand why they don't send one of those little rovers to the moon.  I know people have already been and all, but it'd be cool to have one pootle around taking pictures of stuff.  The mars one took 8 months to get there, a moon one would only take a couple of days.

Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 03:19:18 PM »
They've got video of the lowering down, and WITH SOUND. but it'll take them a while to receive all the data.

I don't understand why they don't send one of those little rovers to the moon.  I know people have already been and all, but it'd be cool to have one pootle around taking pictures of stuff.  The mars one took 8 months to get there, a moon one would only take a couple of days.
"It'd be cool" yes but also incredibly expensive for no real scientific purpose, basically (unlike answering the question of life on mars). the chinese sent one few years ago though

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yutu_(rover)

Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2021, 03:52:13 PM »
In the era of VR, we need rovers pootling around properly mapping the moon and Mars in 3D- and 4K res with sound please (not the moon for sound, obviously). A shame that 3D TVs and broadcasting largely died out, because we need it now.

Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2021, 05:14:50 PM »
It’s just about the coolest thing there is

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2021, 05:25:59 PM »
It’s just about the coolest thing there is
Space-cynic cunts are wank. I remember describing seeing the ISS do a textbook overhead pass the night before to the daft old twats at the bar in my local and getting the "hah imagine being impressed by that" from a few of them. Then one bloke, 60s, goose green veteran, tells me he doesn't believe we landed on the moon. I was at a loss for words.

Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2021, 05:36:01 PM »
The Russian one that went to Venus is way cooler. Mars is low energy.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2021, 06:20:51 PM »
Mars is the dullest planet. start chucking shit at venus again for christsake

Well given the recent discovery of phosphine in the Venusian atmosphere its very likely that a new satellite will be sent there soon.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2021, 06:22:39 PM »
Can we at least fully render this planet fully uninhabitable before we start wrecking others please?

Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2021, 06:25:18 PM »
I yam big space fan but pointing out how rad these pics are to a non-believer is an exercise in cosmic futility.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2021, 08:33:07 PM »
They've got video of the lowering down, and WITH SOUND. but it'll take them a while to receive all the data.

Cannot wait for this.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2021, 04:15:05 AM »
So amazing that those NASA men were able to launch a robot into orbit, navigate it through millions of miles of deep space and land it safely on another planet, without any help at all from their mums.

Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2021, 08:59:35 AM »
Space-cynic cunts are wank. I remember describing seeing the ISS do a textbook overhead pass the night before to the daft old twats at the bar in my local and getting the "hah imagine being impressed by that" from a few of them. Then one bloke, 60s, goose green veteran, tells me he doesn't believe we landed on the moon. I was at a loss for words.

Should’ve told him you thought that the Falklands War was faked by Thatcher to win an election.  That the ‘squaddies’ were paid actors, and the ones the reckon died are actually living a life of Riley in a tax haven paid for by the govt.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2021, 11:15:22 AM »
Get it back here at once, cunt Rover cunt. Get back here and shut up
Back in the fucking box

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2021, 11:31:42 AM »
Then one bloke, 60s, goose green veteran, tells me he doesn't believe we landed on the moon. I was at a loss for words.

It’s well known that Argentinians have a very cynical nature.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2021, 07:20:58 PM »

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2021, 08:01:28 PM »
The landing filmed from multiple angles. 3 minutes of hell: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-56159376

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2021, 08:35:30 PM »
I would never have thought I’d see video from Mars. And yet it comes.

Looks fantastic.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2021, 08:35:47 PM »
Imagine if about 30 seconds after it landed, some alien just walked up and cunted the fucker.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2021, 09:44:37 PM »
Imagine if about 30 seconds after it landed, some alien just walked up and cunted the fucker into a canal


Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2021, 12:31:37 AM »
Now we're cooking.

Reminded me of that movie. You know, the one about Mars.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2021, 01:06:20 AM »
Imagine if about 30 seconds after it landed, some alien just walked up and cunted the fucker.

There was a Russian probe to Mars or Venus years ago (70's?) where exactly that happened.  It sent picures back for about 30 seconds and then cut off.  People jokingly speculated that a Martian or Venutian (delete as applicable) had cunted the fucker with a sledgehammer.

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Re: "Oh look, rocks" (Perseverance rover thread)
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2021, 09:05:33 AM »
I have no idea what the gravity on Mars is like but I assume to more sturdy and stable the robot is, the less likely it is to fall over and not be able to self right itself, did you not watch Robot Wars.

I'm sure the scientists at NASA have put a srimech on it.

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