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NASA Mars Satellite Snaps 1st Public-Picked Photos 61

Posted by timothy
from the at-least-it-wasn't-uranus dept.
coondoggie writes "NASA today said it took eight high-resolution photos of Mars that were chosen through a public suggestion box the space agency put up in January. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE camera, aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is nicknamed 'the people's camera,' NASA stated. Through the suggestion box known as HiWish, NASA has received nearly 1,000 suggestions. The first eight images of areas the public selected are available online."
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NASA Mars Satellite Snaps 1st Public-Picked Photos

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @05:04PM (#31693394)

    And they listened.

    • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward
      To be fair, the other 992 suggestions requested pics of the Mars Face specifically.
      • by DeBaas (470886)

        To be fair, the other 992 suggestions requested pics of the Mars Face specifically.

        They'll get to that, but their Photoshop specialist is currently working on the Prius project.

    • Where the hell are my mod points? NASA made satellites easier to use because I told them some vague thing. I did that for Microshaft once! THE SYSTEM WORKS!
  • SLASHDOTTED!

  • Mirror? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Beelzebud (1361137) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @05:15PM (#31693538)
    An article about pictures isn't that interesting when you can't see the pictures...
  • I need more pictures of the face, and Kermit the Frog
  • pics (Score:3, Informative)

    by majortom1981 (949402) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @05:24PM (#31693644)
    The actual link to the pics is here but its down right now . http://uahirise.org/releases/hiwish-captions.php [uahirise.org]
  • by Orga (1720130) on Wednesday March 31, 2010 @05:27PM (#31693684)
    You know you guys have to wait for the images to get from Mars to here. stop hitting REFRESH!
  • I want pictures of the ancient martian cities. And the mostly naked martian girls.

  • I'll give you 20 to 1 odds on 90% of those "suggestions" being something along the lines of "Take pictures of Uranus!".

    • by Obfuscant (592200)
      I'll give you 20 to 1 odds on 90% of those "suggestions" being something along the lines of "Take pictures of Uranus!".

      I'll give 40 to 1 that the few wishes selected out of the 1000's were pictures that the NASA scientists wanted to take anyway, but created a huge public relations event to make themselves look good. "Just consider the kids...!"

      • Kind of like the space station module naming contest.

        "Suggest a name for the module! Or, just vote on one of the ones we've selected for you! Oops, the one that won isn't one we listed and it's silly, guess we won't do that. Also, we're not picking the one that got the most votes of the ones we ourselves suggested. Apparently we only put that one on there to fuck with you."

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by Chris Burke (6130)

        ,i>I'll give 40 to 1 that the few wishes selected out of the 1000's were pictures that the NASA scientists wanted to take anyway, but created a huge public relations event to make themselves look good. "Just consider the kids...!"

        The odds that NASA is only taking the pictures they want to take because they look scientifically valuable to them is 100%.

        The odds that NASA is selecting such pictures from the set of public suggestions is also 100%.

        I mean sure the orbiter is taking other pictures besides, but

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Ah, Samara Valles you wrinkly old bellybutton you! http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_016895_1525 [www.uahirise.org]

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