I’ve been fallowing the mars rovers like a hawk. I check space.com and cnn.com for any news that the rovers have discovered life on that small red ball.
Sometimes I feel we’re little in the dark by the media regarding the mission, seeing that we only get bits and piece of data and photos that don’t look to different that what you’d see here on earths deserts.
It still surpises me that we can get a little robot that far into space that can nagotiate rocks so it can drill and take photos of it in exact locations down to the inch millions of miles away, yet oddly after several weeks, they can’t make out if there is water yet? hmm They’re shooting shots of sand that have threads that could be anything from alien hair to parts of the rover chute…
at any rate, the CG simulation is the best thing I’ve ever seen put together for a space mission. You really get a sense that it’s all worth it when you see that little vid. It still blows me away to think about this man man device is diggin away millions of miles from here, and two of them no less.
Inspiring mission! Unless however… the mission turns into Al Capones vault and we’re left wondering why we spent so much money, time and effort to look at a pile of lava rock on a dead planet of red dust. I guess us humans just have to say we did it, because we could… :shrug: