To go boldly...

Re: To go boldly...

Postby Vic » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:49 am

Mikey wrote:Umm... you can't actually see a laser beam...

Is Mars atmosphere so thin that one wouldn't see a laser beam?
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:24 pm

Vic wrote:
Mikey wrote:Umm... you can't actually see a laser beam...

Is Mars atmosphere so thin that one wouldn't see a laser beam?


Earth's atmosphere is so thin you wouldn't usually see a laser - there's not much point to them if they're having their energy scattered all over the place, as it would be if the beam were visible.
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby Tsukiyumi » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:50 pm

Ordinarily you have to scatter something in front of a laser beam to make it visible: fog, smoke, etc.
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:53 pm

One wonders if it'll find either evidence of life or actual microbes themselves.
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby thelordharry » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:54 pm

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Re: To go boldly...

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:24 am

And my awe and wonder grew three sizes upon seeing that picture. Thanks, Harry. :)
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby thelordharry » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:18 pm

When I first saw it, I thought, 'no way, that's from a sci-fi show or CGI or something' but no, there you have the sort of HD photographs that the vehicle will be constantly broadcasting. I'm sure one day, maybe even within our own lifetimes, we'll see a streaming web-cam on Mars :D
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby Teaos » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:32 pm

Streaming webcam if mars... Both epic and utterly boring all at the same time.

I'd probably just end up TiVoing it.
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby thelordharry » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:39 pm

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Re: To go boldly...

Postby Mikey » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:51 am



Very cool, but if that's Curiosity in the pic then who took the picture?
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Re: To go boldly...

Postby Sonic Glitch » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:05 am

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Re: To go boldly...

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:48 pm

Sonic Glitch wrote:Image

My god, for once he's right! :shock: :lol:
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