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Curiosity Transmits First 360-Degree Panorama From Mars 108

redletterdave writes with this snippet from the IB Times: "Five days after NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars, the one-ton robot sent another postcard back to Earth, this one a 360-degree doozy. Curiosity's first panorama, albeit black-and-white, gives Earthlings a great high-quality glimpse at the surface on Mars, specifically within the 96-mile Gale Crater."
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Curiosity Transmits First 360-Degree Panorama From Mars

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  • by SternisheFan ( 2529412 ) on Saturday August 11, 2012 @12:50PM (#40958119)
    A modern smartphone has more powerful processors than the computers on curiosity, more hard drive space too. 1. We spent 804 billion dollars in Iraq and didn't even get a "thank you card"..or a drop of oil 2. We spent 90 billion dollars on reconstruction in Afghanistan to "win hearts and minds"...and they hate us 3. We spent 2.5 billion dollars sending CURIOSITY to MARS, a technological feat that set space exploration ahead 50 years, sent a message to the world that the US is still the leader in technology.... and will provide us with a wealth of scientific data for years to come. PLUS not a single life was lost, no buildings were destroyed, and no refugees had to flee their homes. It's time the US started spending MORE money building a positive image, making new discoveries , and advancing human achievement ........and spend LESS money trying to become the policeman of the world.
  • Re:Congrats, NASA! (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 11, 2012 @01:37PM (#40958541)

    it doesn't help poor people, it creates skilled labor jobs.

    also: this >>

  • Re:Lies (Score:4, Insightful)

    by LongearedBat ( 1665481 ) on Saturday August 11, 2012 @02:27PM (#40958899)
    Flamebait?!? Humour impaired modders, I say!

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