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    Breaking news...


    The Martian government declared war on Earth earlier today when in an unfortunate juxtaposition of events, Curiosity did indeed kill the cat...


    Sorry couldn't help myself but how cool and exciting is a probe being lowered on to Mars by a sky crane?

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    I think this is going to turn out to be an extraordinary event. I hope something amazing happens. It's really hard to get a lander on Mars....maybe this landing will help turn that tide.
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    Truly some remarkable engineering work! My hat's off to the boffins at NASA, JPL, and all the others involved with this mission! Great work folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    The Martian government declared war on Earth earlier today when in an unfortunate juxtaposition of events, Curiosity did indeed kill the cat...


    Sorry couldn't help myself but how cool and exciting is a probe being lowered on to Mars by a sky crane?

    pics
    So Elija, what does a Martian cat look like? And do they have 9 lives like ours do?
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    I think the first living entity they find on Mars should be named... "Marvin." I stayed up until 3 AM EDT watching the coverage. Man, that was indeed seven minutes of terror! So many things had to go perfectly for there to be a touch down of Curiosity and they did it! It was a very impressive feat! Can't wait for the pictures!
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    If they got a picture of Marvin, I hope they found one of Duck Dodgers also! Of course, his space ship would be a crumpled mess after crash landing somewhere over by that mountain - his space crane probably didn't work so well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    So Elija, what does a Martian cat look like? And do they have 9 lives like ours do?
    Kind of like ours but with six legs and strangely Romanesque helmets...


    Curiosity has been doing experiments on the way. The radiation shielding is about the same as would be on a manned craft so it's been transmitting back very useful data (link) It makes truly realise that I'm living in the future of my childhood.

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