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Old 30th August 2012, 14:11
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Morse Code on Mars

Morse code letters embedded on the Mars Rover tracks prints out the initials of the lab where the Curiosity rover was made JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab).
I wonder who will be there to read it, R/O's from another galaxy perhaps?
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Old 30th August 2012, 14:32
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Morse code letters embedded on the Mars Rover tracks prints out the initials of the lab where the Curiosity rover was made JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab).
I wonder who will be there to read it, R/O's from another galaxy perhaps?
Most of them were that I sailed with
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Have searched all sorts of sites but cannot find the tracks - or wheels - you mention ?

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See Daily Mail Online Science Tech article 31/08/2012.

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Old 31st August 2012, 19:55
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Here you are:

...././.-./.
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Interesting article - thanks for the link.

By the way - who let that plumber into the radio room?

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All the pictures you'll ever need of the Curiosity and her mission:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html
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Thanks for that. Clever stuff eh !

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The landing system for the Curiosity all but defied the imagination. I got up very early to watch the landing online (or at least the control room) which was full of drama.
Have to take your hat off to those engineers who came up with this one.
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We take gps for granted, this must be the equivalent of dead reckoning and a Walker log. Back to the future?
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...././.-./.
-/..../.-/-./-.-/...
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