Giant Nasa rover launches to Mars


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I’m quite interested in astronomy. This mission looks promising.

[quote]Nasa has launched the most capable machine ever built to land on Mars.

The near one-tonne rover, tucked inside a capsule, left Florida on an Atlas 5 rocket at 10:02 local time (15:02 GMT).

Nicknamed Curiosity, the rover will take eight and a half months to cross the vast distance to its destination.

If it can land safely next August, the robot will then scour Martian soils and rocks for any signs that current or past environments on the planet could have supported microbial life.[/quote]

Giant Nasa rover launches to Mars


#2

LOL XBOX IS HUGE?


#3

LOL


#4

The landing sequence seems destined for failure, in my opinion. So many things that could go wrong:

I guess the simple bouncy-balloon landing was out of the question for a rover of this size?


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[quote=“MiG”]The landing sequence seems destined for failure, in my opinion. So many things that could go wrong:
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Hopefully the equipment they put into the beast is better than the technology employed by Wile E Coyote. :smile:


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