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    Milky Way as seen from Mars:




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    Galaxy is just out of shot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    They managed to land a nuclear powered car from a crane floating in the atmosphere of a planet millions of miles away...
    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    And being nuclear powered, the experiments and data could continue for decades.
    So, what I want to know is - why am I paying 135p a litre?

    Now, the big question - what if evidence of life is discovered?
    Either,
    a) we bend down a prey to out Martian overlords

    or

    b) the first chapter of the Bible is quickly re-written to read "and on the Seventh day he created Mars".

    Either way Darwinism will be banned for US schools and Genesis will continue to be taught as a science...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    ....

    Either way Darwinism will be banned for US schools and Genesis will continue to be taught as a science...
    With some modifications, I suspect you're right.

    Why don't they debate, say, gravity in the same way? I mean, we could introduce the theory that 'the earth sucks' as an alternative viewpoint to that of gravity, then teach that to 'give a balance'. It's tongue in cheek, but ....
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    Yes: Curiosity killed the cat.



    Source: 9GAG - Curiosity killed the cat.


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    It kind of reminds me of Short Circuit's big cousin!

    I agree as already commented, a fantastic achievement! Apparently President Obama's next 'dream' is to have scientists on Mars in the year 2030.

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    Will they get the parts for any kind of Rover?

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    I bet the Head Gasket goes, my 45 was notorious for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love_Sausage View Post
    I bet the Head Gasket goes, my 45 was notorious for it.
    Not sure they need to worry about that - they gave it a nuclear engine, I'd more concerned about what happens when it hits 88mph

    I'm sure that in 1985 plutonium is available in every corner drug store, but in 1955 it's a little hard to come by.
    You made a time machine out of a Rover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    It kind of reminds me of Short Circuit's big cousin!

    I agree as already commented, a fantastic achievement! Apparently President Obama's next 'dream' is to have scientists on Mars in the year 2030.
    Given their education policies will they have any scientists left by 2030 or will they have all been thrown out or burnt at the stake by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Given their education policies will they have any scientists left by 2030 or will they have all been thrown out or burnt at the stake by then.
    Did he mention how or in what state the scientists were going to arrive?

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    I was reading comments on the Daily Mail site and there's the usual mix of religion, 'waste of money' and other useless comments, and then one stood out to me...

    A guy asking for more info about the place it landed, questions like 'what's the weather like?', 'what's the temperature?' and... 'is the air breathable?'

    Seriously, that last question was asked. Their view was that without those questions being answered by NASA when it landed, it was a pointless mission.

    I worry for our future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    and... 'is the air breathable?'

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    Yes. Yes it is. But only the once.

    Joking aside, you shouldn't waste your time on the Daily Mail. Like an addictive narcotic, it's tempting to look in on it once in a while, but it leaves you the poorer for it. If reading an article in the DM doesn't make you angry or aggrieved towards a sector of society then the editors have not done their job well. As for the comments, the range from imbecilic to neurotic. The occasional sane soul has their comments down-voted to obscurity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Did he mention how or in what state the scientists were going to arrive?
    Good point, that is probably how they are planning to extradite the last of them

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