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    Default Dat species.... (Mars Curiosity Rover)

    Any of you checked out that 3D simulation you can access? Its like Google maps, but for bodies in space - planets, Sattelites.... Its amazing..


    At first I was like... Oh... cool.. I can zoom in and out of some stuff...

    But I started to click to Earth... I was thinking "cool, thats us, thats our entire existence.. everything good and bad" And then I started to click to the various orbiting bodies, the ISS etc, different satellites.. I started to appreciate our achievements.

    All the while I was doing this, I had the live stream in the other tab, listening to "copy that.... nasa space talk, herpa derpa.. roger, over and out" in the background @ http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow


    So anyway... I continued to click on all these other objects.. The planets, ofcourse, their moons, but even beyond that.. The Stereo A and B (ahead and behind) satellites, which sole purpose is to watch the sun from each angle... Even more... Both Voyager satellites, which are sent out into the farthest reaches of space until we can no longer contact them..

    Its amazing when you use the simulation program and start to understand the ridiculous size of our solar system, and ultimately the universe... but then ... after ALLLLL of that, you need to double click on Earth and zoom back in to where you live... and you're like... fuck.... WTF....
    Its just amazing but at the same time, its depressing, knowing how so many of us are 100% fucking DUMB, with shit like racism and meaningless hate... So hell bent on competing with other humans over something that is so beneath everything thats ultimately vastly more important.


    Its mind blowing to think about... Just how absolutely amazing we can be, yet at the very same time, how fucking ridiculously pathetic and worthlessly undeserving we can be at the same fucking time.
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    The Simulation app

    http://eyes.nasa.gov/
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    Anyone remember the length of time it took for this rover to reach mars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckun View Post
    Anyone remember the length of time it took for this rover to reach mars?
    Eight and a half months
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedicake View Post
    Eight and a half months
    Ahhhh shitburgers I was hoping for something shorter like at the very least 6 months well guess more time will have to go by before better engines are created.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckun View Post
    Ahhhh shitburgers I was hoping for something shorter like at the very least 6 months well guess more time will have to go by before better engines are created.
    Well, it might be shortened to that with advances in the tech to get us there. I just watched a cool sci fi short film about that exact premise of sending the first "pioneers" to mars. Is only a few minutes, it is called "We Are One."

    The cool twist at the end is.....

















    ... That they must sterilize any pioneers, as any martian babies born would have claim to the entire planet of mars. Pretty freaky to think about, and good reason a government might not want someone else staking claim.
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    If we manage to successfully colonize other planets or/and space itself maybe we would not go extinct as species if something happens on Earth.

    First steps we should focus on is easier and cheaper ways of leaving Earth's atmosphere though. Then we could be able to bring sufficient equipment there. Maybe we would even be able to start terraforming Moon or Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckun View Post
    Ahhhh shitburgers I was hoping for something shorter like at the very least 6 months well guess more time will have to go by before better engines are created.
    better engines already exist they're just not used yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoKane View Post
    Its just amazing but at the same time, its depressing, knowing how so many of us are 100% fucking DUMB, with shit like racism and meaningless hate... So hell bent on competing with other humans over something that is so beneath everything thats ultimately vastly more important.
    Competition is what drives life and evolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falokis View Post
    Competition is what drives life and evolution.
    Its one of many drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoKane View Post


    Its mind blowing to think about... Just how absolutely amazing we can be, yet at the very same time, how fucking ridiculously pathetic and worthlessly undeserving and stupid I can be for using words such as herpa and derpa.
    Fixed it for you

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    Cool use of Unity game engine by Nasa.

    Using Unity, a game development tool, NASA is pushing new limits by rendering high-resolution terrain maps of Gale Crater, Curiosity's landing site, collected from Mars orbiters. A 3-D "virtual rover" version of Curiosity will follow the path of the real rover as it makes discoveries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [LoD] EE View Post
    Fixed it for you
    Give Herp Derp couple of months. It has a terminal illness. It will soon join the internet slang graveyard once all the up-to-date internet kids will find some new line to finish their posts with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wufiavelli View Post
    Its one of many drivers.
    The worst one of them all, I might add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlek View Post
    Give Herp Derp couple of months. It has a terminal illness. It will soon join the internet slang graveyard once all the up-to-date internet kids will find some new line to finish their posts with.
    Not to sure about that, origins traced back to 2003. Once something hits the 10 year mark it probably isn't going away for a very long while.

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