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  1. Josh Slocum says

    And I’ve been unable to shut off the water-works for a good hour. So amazing. What an unbelievably wonderful thing it is to be able to see this. Hats off, NASA and everyone involved. Bask in glory.

  2. StevoR says

    Yes!

    Wheels and shadows upon the sands of Mars and Curiosity has arrived safely at its new home. Only the beginning of its long odyssey and couldn’t be a happier, mor elating (word?) start!

    Congratulations to all those involved. :-)

  3. Tony •King of the Hellmouth• says

    What a momentous event.
    Everyone involved with this project across the planet should pat themselves on the back.
    Now if they could only find a nice spot on the Red Planet for us to ship all the religious zealots, right wing radio hosts and MRA’s to…

  4. cathyw says

    Now if they could only find a nice spot on the Red Planet for us to ship all the religious zealots, right wing radio hosts and MRA’s to…

    No. They can’t have it. Because I’m going and I don’t want them cluttering up my shiny new planet, darnit.

  5. julian says

    No. They can’t have it. Because I’m going and I don’t want them cluttering up my shiny new planet, darnit.

    Here! Here!

    That future settler mixing martinis while watching Phobos and Deimos dance around the night sky had better not be some bigot fuck.

  6. Your Name's not Bruce? says

    This is so cool! Just shows you what primates can do when they put their brains together. I can hardly wait ’til they post the images from the descent. Way to go!!!

  7. says

    Powerful stuff altogether. I’ve been reading the beeb’s excellent detailed coverage on amazing landing of Curiosity Rover on the red soil of Mars. It helps enormously to understand exactly what is happening in Mars.

    @7: Now if they could only find a nice spot on the Red Planet for us to ship all the religious zealots, right wing radio hosts and MRA’s to…

    Would you really fancy putting them on a “nice spot’? I’d much rather select the least nicest spot for the zealots, etc, as I wouldn’t want to make them too comfortable on the Red Planet. They might just take over. :-)

  8. says

    Now if they could only find a nice spot on the Red Planet for us to ship all the religious zealots, right wing radio hosts and MRA’s to…

    How about Titan so they can see what a cold day in hell looks like. Or better yet to Venus, the exemplar of science conspiracy, global warming, so they can taste sulfuric acid before they’re cooked.

  9. says

    Thoughts: Curiosity on Mars
    http://youtu.be/XbkkVKBgTr8
    I was going to write an opinion piece about Curiosity, landing on Mars. But others addressed my position better than I, so here they are.
    CREDITS

    Music:
    “Simon Says Don’t”
    By Kevin MacLeod
    http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-
    free/
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    “NASA & Federal Budget”
    – Neil deGrasse Tyson
    http://youtu.be/7i2QDpGRQKc
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    Carl Sagan message to Mars
    http://youtu.be/syVD6blTXN8
    *
    “Curiosity Land on Mars”
    Final hour here
    http://youtu.be/SJXFnMoMt10
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    FaceBook Screen Captures:
    Native American Culture
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/
    Native-American-Culture
    /119586531411438
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    Curiosity Mission to Mars:
    Your Tax $ @ work

  10. says

    Ha!!! You know whose site that is? Christer Sturmark’s. I know him – he’s the head of the Swedish publisher Fritanke, which published doesgodhatewomen, also the editor of the magazine Sans and pres of Humanisterna. He’s a swell guy.

  11. Rrr says

    Yes, I do know :-) One part of why I found it so funny. Oh, maybe I’m from Mars… Haven’t met him myself, though.

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