7 Minutes of Terror (on Mars)

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Graphic illustrating the Curiosity lander’s seven minutes of terror in its decent onto the surface of Mars, August 5/6, 2012.

See video for further information: www.ustream.tv/embed/schannel/710


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    yao

    Wow that’s impressive. I can’t park my car without hitting children or old ladies.

    bstaples

    Man, I tell ya!
    This was almost as nerve-racking as the other times they landed Rovers on Mars. They should rename this pic “7 Minutes of pants-wetting, nail-biting, scalding hot, Jihad-esque Terror!”

    HoChunk

    Is the speed of sound the same in other atmospheres as it is on Earth?

    #makecasemdsgreatagain

    nope, mars atmosphere is thinner than earth’s so sound would go slower
    ????

    Dyon 86

    aahh yea, cos in the vacuum of space, no one can hear you … ah you know the rest!

    crewmanguy

    When I took my diving course they explained that sound moves 4 times as fast under water. So it seems logical to me

    GoatOverlord

    The speed of sound on Mars (no only due to its lower atmospheric pressure but also the average temperature and a few other factors) is around 240 meters/sec. (or 540 miles/hr.) versus on Earth where it’s 760.5 miles/hr.

    Dyon 86

    that’s ok then, nothing could possibly go wrong!

    Tiggle Bitties

    What a bunch of fucking retards. MACH is an absolute speed, taken from EARTH measurements… do you think JPL actually calculates anything in Mach? It’s just a measure for ignorant fucktards like yourselves. Landing a car on Mars with the most sophisticated geological and chemical analysis tools ever sent into space? More difficult than you could ever FATHOM. So before you go around poking fun at progress, think about what you got done today, and measure up. If you were watching that control room you could have cut the tension with a knife because those men and women worked hard… Read more »

    RSIxidor

    Who minimized it?

    yao

    This is a sub-par Magnus impersonation.

    It’s like the cheap Mexican version. Señor Buttforson

    bstaples

    Fight Club reference: Check
    Gratuitous swearing: Check
    Clear misunderstanding of events in thread: Check
    Overestimation of self-value/intellect: Check
    Unprovoked butthurt: Check

    13 YEAR-OLD DETECTED

    crewmanguy

    Who is hating? I haven’t seen anything like that in this thread. It might help if you replied to the comment your referencing instead of just posting.

    HoChunk

    I think he’s having a Marvin Moment.

    jediadept