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    Probe lands on Mars, NASA says

    Probe lands on Mars, NASA says - CNN.com



    (CNN) -- The first pictures from NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander, which successfully touched down near Mars' north pole Sunday, showed a pattern of brown polygons as far as the camera could see.




    "It's surprisingly close to what we expected and that's what surprises me most," said Peter Smith, the mission's principal investigator. "I expected a bigger surprise."
    The landing on the Red Planet's arctic plains -- which ended a 296-day journey -- was right on target, a feat NASA's Ed Weiler compared to landing a hole-in-one with a golf ball from 10,000 miles.
    The landing -- dubbed the "seven minutes of terror" -- was a nerve-wracking experience for mission managers, who have witnessed the failure of similar missions.
    In mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, they celebrated the lander's much-anticipated entry.
    "It was better than we could have imagined," Barry Goldstein, project manager for the Phoenix mission, told CNN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crono1000 View Post
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    I take it this was after it had been in uranus?

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    "It's surprisingly close to what we expected and that's what surprises me most," said Peter Smith, the mission's principal investigator. "I expected a bigger surprise."
    That sentence confuses the fuck out of me. If you could power a spacecraft on confusion these guys would be surfing in Andromeda right now.

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    I was listening to this on "This week in science". It doesn't have the ability to roam, so the landing spot had to be dead on. They think there is ice under the surface which is what the probe is going to look for by digging a few feet down then analyzing what it finds.

    It is really amazing that they were able to land it right where they needed to.
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    IMO they should land someone on mars and then turn it into a military base and put mad nukes on it so that they could shoot other countries that have beef with us from their.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny81 View Post
    IMO they should land someone on mars and then turn it into a military base and put mad nukes on it so that they could shoot other countries that have beef with us from their.

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    Because response times from Mars will be oh, so much better than say Utah. Retard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danny81 View Post
    IMO they should land someone on mars and then turn it into a military base and put mad nukes on it so that they could shoot other countries that have beef with us from their.
    so much for world peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazhole View Post
    That sentence confuses the fuck out of me. If you could power a spacecraft on confusion these guys would be surfing in Andromeda right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    Probe lands on Mars, NASA says
    Huh-huh...
    You said "PROBE"...

    Huh-huh, huh-huh

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    wait you dont think my idea is good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny81 View Post
    wait you dont think my idea is good?
    It's the best idea since the solar powered flashlight, and that revolutionary invention, the chocolate fireguard.

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    bro that would be a great idea. putting something like that up their. cuz then we can fire on anyone that fucks with the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny81 View Post
    bro that would be a great idea. putting something like that up their. cuz then we can fire on anyone that fucks with the US
    Easier said than done, don't you think most every supercountry would do that if it were that easy?
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    yah i guess os. but dont we own the moon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny81 View Post
    yah i guess os. but dont we own the moon?
    Yes we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    I was listening to this on "This week in science". It doesn't have the ability to roam, so the landing spot had to be dead on. They think there is ice under the surface which is what the probe is going to look for by digging a few feet down then analyzing what it finds.

    It is really amazing that they were able to land it right where they needed to.
    Almost all of NASA's lander do quite well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    Almost all of NASA's lander do quite well.
    Yeah, almost. They can't afford any more disasters with GW pulling some many funds from science as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Yeah, almost. They can't afford any more disasters with GW pulling some many funds from science as it is.
    Shutup!!... He talks to jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Yeah, almost. They can't afford any more disasters with GW pulling some many funds from science as it is.
    They've been getting their budget trimmed since the early 90s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    They've been getting their budget trimmed since the early 90s.
    I know, but science, in general, has taken the biggest hit in the last 3 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    I know, but science, in general, has taken the biggest hit in the last 3 years.
    No doubt. We're blowing billions on bringing democracy to animals. That's way more important than science.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    No doubt. We're blowing billions on bringing democracy to animals. That's way more important than science.
    Are you talking about immigrants or real animals?

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    Phoenix News

    NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander can be seen parachuting down to Mars, in this image captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is the first time that a spacecraft has imaged the final descent of another spacecraft onto a planetary body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    Are you talking about immigrants or real animals?
    Arabs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    lmao i thought that was the solar powered flash light

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny81 View Post
    lmao i thought that was the solar powered flash light
    I thought it was the Loch ness monster to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danzik17 View Post
    Because response times from Mars will be oh, so much better than say Utah. Retard.
    He might be onto something though... if you launched a missle from Mars, the enemy would know for months that their days are numbered. Just think of the mass hysteria that country would suffer knowing they only had a few months before the nukes landed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goob View Post
    It's the best idea since the solar powered flashlight, and that revolutionary invention, the chocolate fireguard.
    It's a good idea like chocolate covered bacon.

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