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Offline Cortexture

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Mars Science Laboratory and Gale Crater
« on: August 31, 2012, 02:33:54 PM »



Curiosity has everything from a lazer that can vaporize rocks at seven meters to a sundial.  What do these instruments on the rover allow us to measure and why were these particularly instruments selected for this mission?


Also, I get the impression that Gale isn't the everyday crater.  Why was this site selected?  How is there a mountain in the middle of a crater that isn't a rebound feature?




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Re: Mars Science Laboratory and Gale Crater
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 04:45:07 PM »
whoa man,
you know who would know the answer to some of these questions?
charlie.
Titanium Physicists has a pro-bee-analogy agenda. That's certainly no secret.

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory and Gale Crater
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 04:51:11 PM »
My thoughts exactly! It's great that there's a paleopal with an expertise in Mars and papers on impact evacuation.

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory and Gale Crater
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 04:52:55 PM »
My thoughts exactly! It's great that there's a paleopal with an expertise in Mars and papers on impact evacuation.

Hehe, "impact evacuation" sounds like some euphemism for pooping. Hehehe...

Go on.