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jAZ
05-27-2008, 12:03 AM
http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/05/26/best-image-ever/

Best. Image. Ever.

Posted at 1:10 pm in NASA, Pretty pictures, Science

Emily has what is simply The Coolest Picture Ever. It is that simple.

http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/bablog/2008/hirise_phoenix_chute.jpg

That is exactly what you think it is: Phoenix descending to the Martian surface underneath its parachute. This incredible shot was taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You can easily see the ‘chute, the lander (still in its shell) and even the tether lines!

Think on this, and think on it carefully: you are seeing a manmade object falling gracefully and with intent to the surface of an alien world, as seen by another manmade object already circling that world, both of them acting robotically, and both of them hundreds of million of kilometers away.

Never, ever forget: we did this. This is what we can do.

DeezNutz
05-27-2008, 12:04 AM
Yet I still lose reception on my cell phone on major highways.

Guru
05-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Yet I still lose reception on my cell phone on major highways.

:LOL:ROFL

mikey23545
05-27-2008, 01:05 AM
Unbelievable.

I can't put into words what that image makes me feel. If there is anything that is truly ineffable, this feeling is it.

Wow.

FAX
05-27-2008, 01:07 AM
Dear NASA:

Now doesn't that feel better than just blowing sh*t up?

FAX

Smed1065
05-27-2008, 01:08 AM
Better than CP!

ClevelandBronco
05-27-2008, 01:09 AM
...Never, ever forget: we did this. This is what we can do.

Yes! We can look at really amazing images of other people's accomplishments!

You're right. Life is good.

Guru
05-27-2008, 01:10 AM
Dear NASA:

Now doesn't that feel better than just blowing sh*t up?

FAX

And this is the best that you c - that the-the government, the *U.S. government* can come up with? I mean, you-you're NASA for cryin' out loud, you put a man on the moon, you're geniuses! You-you're the guys that think this shit up! I'm sure you got a team of men sitting around somewhere right now just thinking shit up and somebody backing them up! You're telling me you don't have a backup plan, that these eight boy scouts right here, that is the world's hope, that's what you're telling me?

88TG88
05-27-2008, 01:23 AM
??????
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/dr_z/07/05/stram.obit/t1_stram_si.jpg

Rain Man
05-27-2008, 08:59 AM
I haven't yet seen an effective rebuttal against NY58's argument.

Mr. Plow
05-27-2008, 09:14 AM
And this is the best that you c - that the-the government, the *U.S. government* can come up with? I mean, you-you're NASA for cryin' out loud, you put a man on the moon, you're geniuses! You-you're the guys that think this shit up! I'm sure you got a team of men sitting around somewhere right now just thinking shit up and somebody backing them up! You're telling me you don't have a backup plan, that these eight boy scouts right here, that is the world's hope, that's what you're telling me?


http://scifipedia.scifi.com/images/thumb/5/57/Armageddon1.jpg/270px-Armageddon1.jpg

crazycoffey
05-27-2008, 09:37 AM
I haven't yet seen an effective rebuttal against NY58's argument.


we've been too busy wanking our yankees to that picture he posted....

Alices Allstars
05-27-2008, 09:45 AM
I haven't yet seen an effective rebuttal against NY58's argument.

Wouldn't that be a rebreastal?

siberian khatru
05-27-2008, 09:46 AM
??????
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/dr_z/07/05/stram.obit/t1_stram_si.jpg

Indeed, that has been a rarer occurrence than exploring Mars.

Bowser
05-27-2008, 10:45 AM
Indeed, that has been a rarer occurrence than exploring Mars.

Now THERE'S a hell of a comment -

We've been to Mars more times than the Chiefs have been to the Super Bowl.

Shit.

Gonzo
05-27-2008, 10:48 AM
http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/05/26/best-image-ever/

Best. Image. Ever.

Posted at 1:10 pm in NASA, Pretty pictures, Science

Emily has what is simply The Coolest Picture Ever. It is that simple.

http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/bablog/2008/hirise_phoenix_chute.jpg

That is exactly what you think it is: Phoenix descending to the Martian surface underneath its parachute. This incredible shot was taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You can easily see the ‘chute, the lander (still in its shell) and even the tether lines!

Think on this, and think on it carefully: you are seeing a manmade object falling gracefully and with intent to the surface of an alien world, as seen by another manmade object already circling that world, both of them acting robotically, and both of them hundreds of million of kilometers away.

Never, ever forget: we did this. This is what we can do.

:whackit::whackit:


It's all staged in a movie studio anyway.

Bowser
05-27-2008, 10:53 AM
:whackit::whackit:


It's all staged in a movie studio anyway.

Weren't there some aliens living on the moon that told us to never come back?

Gonzo
05-27-2008, 10:54 AM
Weren't there some aliens living on the moon that told us to never come back?

Apparently. ROFL

FAX
05-27-2008, 10:55 AM
Now THERE'S a hell of a comment -

We've been to Mars more times than the Chiefs have been to the Super Bowl.

Shit.

Can I hear a Dammit Carl?

FAX

Guru
05-27-2008, 01:02 PM
Gladly...

DAMNIT CARL!!!

penguinz
05-27-2008, 02:11 PM
i see 2 dots on a black page. .
this would be the best image ever. .
http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/4/5/27/f_m35m_0cbb30f.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/5/27/f_m35m_0cbb30f.jpg&srv=img28)
Not even close to best ever.

Rain Man
05-27-2008, 02:13 PM
Can I hear a Dammit Carl?

FAX

In space, no one can hear you scream 'dammit Carl'.

Amnorix
05-27-2008, 02:14 PM
Not even close to best ever.


He had a different one up before, but I suspect had to tone it down or something since this isn't the Girly Pic thread.

R&GHomer
05-27-2008, 02:26 PM
I was just on NASA's web sight and it's amazing some of the high res pictures they have.

Braincase
05-27-2008, 02:29 PM
Lander, chute deployed, taken from satellite in orbit around Mars. Fantastic shot.

Donger
05-27-2008, 02:31 PM
Here's a shot of Phoenix taken by the MRO:

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/230826main_lander-topviewcolor-browse.jpg

JBucc
05-27-2008, 02:32 PM
2 seconds later, it exploded.

FAX
05-27-2008, 02:33 PM
What a dot!!!

FAX

Donger
05-27-2008, 02:35 PM
Wow:

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/230838main_PSP_008579_9020_descent.jpg

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera acquired this image of Phoenix hanging from its parachute as it descended to the Martian surface. Shown here is a 10 kilometer (6 mile) diameter crater informally called "Heimdall," and an improved full-resolution image of the parachute and lander. Although it appears that Phoenix is descending into the crater, it is actually about 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) in front of the crater.

Donger
05-27-2008, 02:36 PM
.

Donger
05-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Imagine how pissed off the Martians are going to be when they try to play that DVD and realize that it's Blu-Ray and not HD-DVD:

Simply Red
05-27-2008, 04:15 PM
I've got one but it's NSFW so: Let's do it this way...


http://i.pbase.com/u15/cowboyandy/large/41994043.CatherineZetaJones.jpg

dj56dt58
05-27-2008, 04:31 PM
http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/05/26/best-image-ever/


http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/bablog/2008/hirise_phoenix_chute.jpg

That is exactly what you think it is:

an invisible woman with glowing titties?

Bowser
05-27-2008, 06:18 PM
I've got one but it's NSFW so: Let's do it this way...


http://i.pbase.com/u15/cowboyandy/large/41994043.CatherineZetaJones.jpg



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Simply Red
05-27-2008, 06:45 PM
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