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Ever since landing on Mars, the Curiosity rover hasn't moved around that much – just 733 meters to date. But that's about to change as NASA prepares to send the rover on an eight-kilometer trek to the base of Mount Sharp. Curiosity's route to Mount Sharp The long and winding road ahead "We know we're going to start in a few …

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Re: Slow as Sharepoint

yet, it gets results...

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Eadon: Maybe clearer vision of the article topic would result if the head was removed from the place where the sun don't shine.

The duration of the trek has everything to do with not allowing a robot to cheerfully drive itself off a cliff. Besides, if the engineering quality of Curiosity is anywhere near as good as that of Spirit and Opportunity (remember their "three month" missions?), Curiosity has time on its side. It's no Scott against Amundsen race to the pole.

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yes Eadon, not everyone drives like the dukes brothers In the general lee, BTW, the dukes of hazzaed was light entertainment not reality TV.

Now if you had said something about curiositys OS been written In Java, that might have been worth a (small) smile....

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And lo....

it did come to pass that Eadon gave his usual pavlovian reaction and derailed a thread with his unrelated MS obsession.

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It's like...

Out of this world... man.

Literally.

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Never

Curiosity will never reach Mount Sharp. Ever.

However, in good time, it may reach Aeolis Mons.

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Maybe NASA needs to get in touch with the IAU from time to time.

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yes

I KNOW that its 99.999999% probable that the mars rat picture is a fluke,

BUT

if it isnt ?

cant curiosity follow its tracks back to have a close look,

Just in case,

if it was something that looked like water, would they follow that up ?

just because its very unlikely does not mean its not true.

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What a long strange trip it's been . . .

. . .hopefully, don't forget to Skype now and then.

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Thank goodness I'm not a multi-billionaire...

Otherwise I'd spend half my fortune sneaking a rusty Volkswagen Beetle chassis onto the surface of Mars, just around the next bend.

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When the project is over...

One can say "Low miles, never driven far. Still has original tires." Then add "Low cost, just go and pick it up".

So, just keep on truckin'

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The thing I want to know is....

....is it going to draw a cock when it turns round?

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