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Dammit!! Mars

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Wistrel, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37715202

    Well on the plus side they parked the orbiter which should produce some pretty interesting data on where the water is and what sort of methane (tectonic or?) is being produced and get some high res images.

    The concern is about the future rover. If I was in charge, I'm not sure how I'd feel about trying to park an expensive rover using tech from a car that already crashed. If they are able to determine why... that is one thing, but if they can't work out what went wrong it seems like a very bold move to try it again and simply hope.

    Fingers crossed more info will show up in the telemetry

    Wist
     
  2. Sionkiewicz

    Sionkiewicz One of those Americans

    so... basically.. it fall down, go boom??
     
  3. San

    San

    Splat, big bada-boom, yes sadly. They stress it's only part of the mission and they are happy with the rest, but of course it leaves you wanting. And biting your nails what sacrifices it will take when humans actually start pioneering out there themselves. They'll be heroes, sure.
     

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