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#1    Saru

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

NASA's Curiosity rover has used its robotic arm to take a detailed photograph of itself on Mars.

Herald Sun said:

The mosaic shows the rover at "Rocknest," the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place. Four scoop scars can be seen in front of the rover.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

The image can also be seen in the UM image gallery here: http://www.unexplain...over-arm-camera

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Very nice picture, still trying to see the arm holding the camera.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

Damn Narcisstic Robots!  I bet it posted pictures of itself all over its Facebook page too!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Thats just cool


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

And it didn't even make a poutey face and hold up two fingers.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostStarbuck621, on 05 November 2012 - 01:39 PM, said:

Very nice picture, still trying to see the arm holding the camera.

The beginning of the boom arm can be clearly seen between the right front wheel(facing us) and the main chassis.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

Is that footprints on the left?  (wee footprints)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

View PostEldorado, on 05 November 2012 - 05:06 PM, said:

Is that footprints on the left?  (wee footprints)

Look more closely.

Those are the remains of scoop marks for soil analysis.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

Amazing piece of machinery will become mankind's R2D2 or C3PO.  Hope we see some videos from that angle while it goes about its business too.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

View Postpallidin, on 05 November 2012 - 04:41 PM, said:

The beginning of the boom arm can be clearly seen between the right front wheel(facing us) and the main chassis.

I can't figure out the second picture, whats holding the camera up?


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

View Postpraetorian-legio XIII, on 05 November 2012 - 09:23 PM, said:

I can't figure out the second picture, whats holding the camera up?

Yeah. That is a little strange.
Starbuck621 mentioned the same thing, in a way, in his earlier post on this thread.

There seems to be a clear shot(mosaic) which might account for this unusual aspect.
That is, being a "mosaic" compilation, perhaps NASA edited it for a "full-shot clarity"

Does anyone here know?


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

View Postpallidin, on 05 November 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:



Yeah. That is a little strange.
Starbuck621 mentioned the same thing, in a way, in his earlier post on this thread.

There seems to be a clear shot(mosaic) which might account for this unusual aspect.
That is, being a "mosaic" compilation, perhaps NASA edited it for a "full-shot clarity"

Does anyone here know?
It is a mosaic of 55 separate images.

Imagine holding a camera and taking 55 separate images of yourself, when you make the mosaic the arm which held the camera will not appear in the finished product because it was always behind the camera.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 05 November 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:

It is a mosaic of 55 separate images.

Imagine holding a camera and taking 55 separate images of yourself, when you make the mosaic the arm which held the camera will not appear in the finished product because it was always behind the camera.
Only a Narcisstic robot would take so much time and money to send back home a photo Of its self to put on his Garage wall !
Is Curiosity a Female or Male or Bi ?

Hey Waspie ! How did the Curiosity take the photo`s that are shown without showing the boom that holds the camera ?
So NASA did not show the one with the boom incld ?

Edited by DONTEATUS, 06 November 2012 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 05 November 2012 - 11:50 PM, said:

Hey Waspie ! How did the Curiosity take the photo`s that are shown without showing the boom that holds the camera ?
So NASA did not show the one with the boom incld ?
You could try actually reading the post of mine you quoted as that was exactly what I was explaining.

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