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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018 edited
     
    Mrs. Goldberg would be proud.



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    What took the picture? I don't see a selfie stick...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    Isn't manpulation of images from cameras on manipulator arms wonderful? And so much better than the first times we saw it with Spirit and Opportunity.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinWhat took the picture? I don't see a selfie stick...


    Pictures--it's a montage.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    A martian drone.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    Is that a pair of parasols I see before me?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    Nice pair!
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018 edited
     
    Posted By: Asterix
    Posted By: alsetalokinWhat took the picture? I don't see a selfie stick...


    Pictures--it's a montage.


    Fake but not FAKE.
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    If we told you who took it we'd have to kill you
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2018
     
    Seems like hardly a year back there was still arguing about wbether there was any water on Mars outside the polar caps.
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    Uh-oh. Bad news for Trim.

    Can we save Phobos?
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    It would be really cool if that were secret writing
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2019
     
    Thanks Al, I've been speculating about the tidal forces affecting Phobos and believe any ice that might have been on it originally has sublimed away, still some hydrides might still be there.

    The fact that Phobos is breaking apart could well be a good thing, as access to wanted materials might be easier, even basic rock can be turned into strong fibres to build orbital structures and give protection from radiation.

    A way of lifting Phobos into a higher orbit is a dangler tether, build a Hoy type tether possibly out of rock and using an electrostatic dust rocket engine to power the tether down into the upper atmosphere, then use a tether climber to lower rocks down and realise them to fall, this over time will raise Phobos into a higher orbit if that is wanted.

    Clusters of rock and fibre could be used as a 'Buzz Aldrin cycler' to circle around both Mars and earth to protect future travellers from radiation, also the Phobos material could be used to build space stations and habitats in Martian orbits.

    Long term Phobos would be more useful in bits.

    Deimos might be useful as a counterweight for a Martian elevator if it's orbit is changed somewhat.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2019
     
    Damn tablet, realise was originally release.

    The fire tablet hates words like dam and sod and turns on into ON.