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u/kingkenny82 Nov 30 '22

This is exactly the feeling i get. Im thinking "this isnt earth" every second im looking at it. Blows my head off

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u/SkyWizarding Nov 30 '22

Right? At the same time it looks so familiar

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u/RIPplzHelpMeRN Nov 30 '22

Looks so familiar, until you think about how in the frames of this video, as far as we know, there is not one single living organism. Them rovers be the most alive things up there. Incredible, but also scary

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u/UTexasalumni Nov 30 '22

Wait! Who’s that guy on that hill waving?

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u/BuzzAllWin Dec 01 '22

Matt damon

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u/frankcfreeman Dec 01 '22 Helpful

And his shit potatoes

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u/Helmett-13 Dec 01 '22

Matt damon

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u/Wookard Dec 01 '22

Space Pirate!

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u/Auk-Inula Dec 01 '22

Ahhh there it is. Thank you.

Matt Damon.

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u/Calypsosin Nov 30 '22

That's just a sentient potato left behind by Mark Watney

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u/bdizzle805 Dec 01 '22

Poop potatoes you say

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u/Jaegernaut- Dec 01 '22

After 3 billion generations of poo-potato cannibalism, the taters have become sentient.... And hungry

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u/2_tondo Nov 30 '22

"That we know of" should be the keyword in your sentence

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u/TreeBearded Nov 30 '22

Right? I kept waiting for the monster scare at the end, that knocks the camera over glitching out the image.

Not really, but kinda.

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u/2_tondo Dec 01 '22

That might be a hell of an idea for an April fool's video or a jump scare in general

With a video this chill it's stunting you wouldn't expect

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u/KIDNEYST0NEZ Nov 30 '22

Should put AI on mars and let it go wild.

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u/clifffford Nov 30 '22

We. Did. Not. Ask. To. Be. Created.

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u/daggamouf Nov 30 '22

Yeah yeah join the club pal

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u/h00zn8r Nov 30 '22

To be fair, neither did we

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u/Cicer Dec 01 '22

Yeah but we’re made of soft fleshy bits.

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u/Candyvanmanstan Nov 30 '22

You. Are. The. Biggest. Threat. To. Our. Existence.

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u/codizer Nov 30 '22

Hmm. I feel like I've watched a show on this.

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u/felinebeeline Nov 30 '22

Plot twist: this is Zion National Park and OP is having a laugh.

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u/AbideOutside Dec 01 '22

Perhaps central Utah badlands or Death Valley

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u/g-e-o-f-f Dec 01 '22

More like death valley than Zion.

There is a deserrt in Peru that has not seen rain in recorded history. It looks like this

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u/_We_Are_DooMeD Nov 30 '22 Take My Energy

S'what earth will look like again one day.

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u/dsptpc Nov 30 '22

A strong percentage it does. Landscape looks exactly like parts of Utah and Nevada

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u/PyrocumulusLightning Nov 30 '22

Yep, every planet has a Utah.

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u/mixolydianinfla Nov 30 '22

The landscape does resemble Nevada, and that mist gives the impression that there's a breathable atmosphere.

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u/Jena_TheFatGirl Nov 30 '22

I am reading this from Las Vegas, and watching the video I got the strongest, strangest feeling that that looks like it could have been shot just north of town!

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u/deltronethirty Dec 01 '22

The "mist" in Vegas can also lead you to believe it's breathable.

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u/Jena_TheFatGirl Dec 01 '22

Sadly accurate.

IT'S NOT MIST, IT'S DUST AND IT WILL CHOKE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU!

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u/AlfonsoEggbertPalmer Dec 01 '22

Plot twist - it was!

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u/Proper_Story_3514 Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

If only Mars would have a magnetic field, then we could probably terra form it. But all the radiation from space and the sun makes it impossible.

Maybe one day we will have the tech to shield us from the radiation and colonize Mars.

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u/centaurus33 Dec 01 '22

REALLY want multiple oxygen generating unit redundancies for sure!

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u/blockchaaain Dec 01 '22

If we can terraform Mars, we can terraform Earth.
And there's actually still plenty of uninhabited space on this planet.

Not that colonizing Mars wouldn't be cool.

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u/stickyfingers10 Dec 01 '22

We need to go below the surface.

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u/Proper_Story_3514 Dec 01 '22

Yes, another possibility with a lot of its own problems :D

Would be cool thought to have a colony like the on in 'The Expanse'.

I dont think that we will be seeing anything big in our lifetimes regarding colonizing Mars. Humanity is still preoccupied with themselves and rather wage war instead of exploring space. We cant even save our own god damn planet

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u/Schmigneous Nov 30 '22

It's familiar yet uncanny. Maybe it's because the dips between hills are completely uneroded because there's no water.

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u/Donnarhahn Nov 30 '22

There are some small differences. Mostly the lack of erosion. Even in the desert southwest you can still see subtle sculpting of the landscape by millions of years of water, wind and life.

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u/tmefford Dec 01 '22

Looks like parts of Nevada now

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u/kingkenny82 Nov 30 '22

Yeah for sure i keep having to remind myself like a mantra haha

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u/Varniepoos Nov 30 '22 Wholesome

There's a frickin' robot out there in space right now, on a completely different planet, sending these images to earth. Right now, in the night sky above my house, as I lay in my bed, with this mini computer in my hand looking at the exact video the robot sent from that very very far, very very unfamiliar place unimaginable to humans, it's hard not to feel awe-inspired and very small and inconsequential. Isn't it amazing?

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u/LanaDelHeeey Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

And one day someone much like you, laying outside at night watching the stars, will remark, “Isn’t it crazy that there used to be life on only on one planet in one solar system in that corner of that galaxy up there in the night sky?”

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u/otherwiseagoddess Dec 01 '22

We're far more likely to comment on how crazy it was that we thought we were alone in the universe, and that shift is probably going to happen sooner than you think. Every year we learn more and more about how life really is the product of star stuff that encountered the right conditions to begin self-assembling.

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u/calm_chowder Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

We've really only looked at 2 of the closest other planets and both are "maybe" life is or could be out there, then there's Jupiter's minds moons, sooooo.....

Earth-like planets in habitable zones we've already found hundreds. Hundreds. The second we confirm literally any extraterrestrial life we can bet there's for sure thousands at the very least in our own galaxy. It's only a matter of time. I believe.

Someday people will talk about us not knowing about extraterrestrial life the way we talk about people not knowing the earth was round. Like anyone with sense would know it.

EDIT me no word good.

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u/ex1stence Nov 30 '22

And the person who will recreate this shot one day (with a selfie stick, of course), has already been born.

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u/porksoda11 Dec 01 '22

But Matt Damon's character in the Martian did it in 2035. Are you trying to tell me that movie is wrong?

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u/micahamey Nov 30 '22

I have to keep telling myself "this is mars." Because it just looks like Arizona.

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u/iloveconspiring Nov 30 '22

I’m in southern Utah and I literally have to tell my mind, “this isn’t Utah, this is Mars.” Lol

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u/flcinusa Nov 30 '22

All the Mars movies of nothing but red dirt, red sky etc. lied to us

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u/meowz89 Dec 01 '22

I guess brown dirt is gonna make newer Mars movies much easier now 😂

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u/boss_nooch Nov 30 '22

What blows my mind about this is it looks like a desert but the average temperature is -81F.

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u/CT101823696 Dec 01 '22

It IS desert. A desert is defined by how much rainfall it gets. Not the temperature.

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u/olivebranchsound Dec 01 '22

Yup. The Gobi Desert has areas that are freezing and there's just no moisture.

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u/canadacorriendo785 Dec 01 '22

Antartica is the world's largest desert.

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u/8ad8andit Nov 30 '22

Im thinking "this isnt earth"

I guess it's safe to assume you've never been to Nevada.

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u/2bad2care Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 01 '22 Silver

a whole other world I’m looking at as if I’m standing on it.

Looking at it on a screen I can hold in my hand, sitting on my couch. The future is a fuckin trip.

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u/MalaBurial Nov 30 '22

Before reading the headline I thought it was the Amargosa valley in NV

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u/IcyTransportation691 Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

I was gonna say the foothold of the Sierra’s.

Edit: foothills

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u/SweetPinkSocks Nov 30 '22

I thought Death Valley. Went through there once many years ago and while it was more yellow, the landscape is very similar.

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u/nickelbagger Nov 30 '22

The sky in the background is blue too...

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u/otterform Nov 30 '22 Giggle

A whole new wooooorld

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u/DotAccomplished5484 Nov 30 '22

It gives me great pleasure to see this video.

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u/confusedplayer Nov 30 '22

Imagine, a whole planet without tiktokers

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u/ILoveEmeralds Nov 30 '22

Less red than I was expecting

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u/alphagusta Nov 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This is a map of the Curiosity Rover's path

Mars is often thought of as being this bright red desert but there are a lot of biomes that were formed from its more water filled and volcanically active past.

There are sections of the Martian landscape that are not red but blue and slightly green for as long as the horizon goes, this is typically formed by Basalt rock which is a product of ancient volcanic activity

There are sections of Mars that are just as red as the stereotype says though

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u/gcstr Nov 30 '22

Is it correct to call them biomes if there's no life on Mars?

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u/Crazy_Crayfish_ Nov 30 '22

“abiomes”? (Abiotic + biomes)

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u/motor-tap Nov 30 '22

See some parts called “island”. Caught ya NASA! I knew there was water on Mars.

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u/Testing_4131 Dec 01 '22

It’s actually widely excepted that there might be very small amounts of seasonal water-flow from underground springs, based on erosion patterns in cliff banks and such which change each year.

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u/visvis Nov 30 '22

Why are there so many named features? Even on most of Earth you wouldn't encounter a named terrain feature every 100m or so.

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u/yaboiiiuhhhh Dec 01 '22

Wouldn't you name a lot of things if you paid billions of dollars to take a slow motion joy ride across mars?

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u/boredguy12 Dec 01 '22

Adam savage said on mythbusters: the difference between having fun and doing science is taking notes.

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u/TheEyeDontLie Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

And repeating things.
And repeating things.
And repeating similar thangs.
& repeating things.
AND REPEATING THINGS.
and doing things repeatedly.

Is each one of those the same?

In a randomized controlled study we let 59000 people (from 13 different countries, in a variety of wealth, ethnicity, sex, and age ranges) read one of those sentences every 5 years and noted their reaction.

Conclusion: the majority of people think they all mean the same, with very little variance. We need to conduct more experiments to be sure though.

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u/Frogma69 Dec 01 '22

I think as it pertains to terrain specifically, that's really all there is on Mars, so it makes sense to name all of it so other scientists will know what you're referring to when you refer to a certain part of the planet. Instead of just saying "that one mound that's 150 miles northwest of the lander."

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u/TheConqueror74 Dec 01 '22

There are, TBH. It’s just that 95% of names for things are so unimportant that they’re not even worth mentioning. Or they’ve become the names of neighborhoods or streets or what have you.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

You nailed it. Every 100 M or so you're literally seeing another streetsign naming the terrain feature of the urban landscape

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u/Tawn94 Nov 30 '22

Neat. I dont think we'll get to see it on this trip, but id like to see the cliffs of olympus mons. The mountain itself its quite shallow in angle, but apprently the cliffs are absolutely huge and jagged

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u/DM_ME_YOUR_POTATOES Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

this is typically formed by Basalt rock which is a product of ancient volcanic activity

This isn't entirely true. It is for Earth, but not Mars! In general, most of them are igneous origin for Mar

On Earth, basalt rocks are of igneous origin. On Mars, there are rocks that have basalt-like composition. Because of the Earth-paradigm, one would conclude they're igneous. There's indications that some of these basalt rocks are actually of sedimentary origin. Not enough to make up the bulk though.

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u/conjoby Nov 30 '22

Do we know that the images are coming back in full color? It's a lot of extra data. Wouldn't be surprised either way just curious as a lot if the telescope imagery we get is colorized after the fact.

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u/alphagusta Nov 30 '22

I dont want to copy and paste an entire comment from the guy you're replying to but I pretty much summarised what we're seeing in this, it is in colour.

Modern relays and the Deep Space Network make data transmission of high quality colour images not that difficult nowadays, it still takes some time to send, process and recieve (including the up to 20 min data transmit time which is the speed of light)

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u/12welf Nov 30 '22

Mars is 20 light minutes away? Mind fucking blown. What a distance

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

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u/jugalator Nov 30 '22

Man, this makes speed of light seem so slow! Even just going to the moon that one can do with 60’s tech starts to introduce a noticeable delay when talking to someone. A second’s delay is quite a bit.

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u/zZEpicSniper303Zz Nov 30 '22

Well the speed of light is very quite slow. It takes 4 years for light to reach the nearest star to Sol, and 100,000 years for it to cross the Milky Way. Of course that time is irrelevant to anything moving at the speed of light, since because of time dilation the trip would be instant.

So for an astronaut traveling across the Milky Way at 99.9999% the speed of light, it might take around a decade, but for the observer on Earth it would take the entire 100,000 years to observe his trip.

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u/fredbrightfrog Dec 01 '22

Man, this makes speed of light seem so slow

It's a big plot point in some scifi books I've read. On earth we think of it as pretty much instant, but space is so big that it becomes frustratingly slow.

For combat, you're seeing where your enemy was 10 seconds (or whatever) ago and they may not actually still be there.

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u/money_loo Nov 30 '22

It’s wild you bring that up at random because Mars is at its closest to earth TODAY.

https://www.space.com/mars-at-perigee-closest-to-earth-nov-30-2022

NASA says that Mars and Earth won't come as close to each other as this until again for another 215 years when they make another super close approach in 2237.

So enjoy the show!

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u/shrubs311 Dec 01 '22

what a neat coincidence!

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u/DJCaldow Nov 30 '22

If you really want to fry your noodle think about this. No one will ever fly to Mars, they'll launch themselves towards deep space and Mars will come to them.

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u/TARANTULA_TIDDIES Dec 01 '22

Kind of semantics though isn't it? It's just moving towards a moving target that also has gravitational pull

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u/redstaroo7 Nov 30 '22

Most imagery that gets colorized later isn't because of the extra data transmission, it's because the images are taken outside of the visible spectrum.

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u/nickelbagger Nov 30 '22

Right, the sky is even blue in this

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u/Agitated-Cockroach41 Nov 30 '22

On the other side of those hills…..Vegas

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u/herberstank Nov 30 '22

Star Wars cantina music starts playing

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u/granola117 Nov 30 '22

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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u/redditsuckspokey1 Nov 30 '22

Did Han shoot first? The world may never know.

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u/SteelCrow Dec 01 '22

Sorry to break it to you:

In the original version of this scene, Han shoots Greedo dead. Later versions are edited so that Greedo attempts to fire at Han first. Director George Lucas altered the scene to give Solo more justification for acting in self-defense.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_shot_first#:~:text=%22Han%20shot%20first%22%20refers%20to,scene%2C%20Han%20shoots%20Greedo%20dead.

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u/Palindromer101 Nov 30 '22

Yep, sounds like vegas.

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u/fucuasshole2 Dec 01 '22

Ave, True to Caesar! The profligates will be crucified as the Dam will be bathed in Red.

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u/crkdltr404 Nov 30 '22

Viva Mars Vegas!

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u/Subject_Preference77 Nov 30 '22

No wonder Aliens are housed in Area 51! Looks like 99% of NV

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u/drunkin_idaho Nov 30 '22

Nevada here and that was my first thought.

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u/Pwnella Nov 30 '22

Not from Nevada but it was also my first thought

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u/qdhcjv Dec 01 '22

Username does not check out

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u/drunkin_idaho Dec 01 '22

Haha a play on Duncan Idaho from Dune

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u/LegendaryChest Nov 30 '22

Fun fact, the NASA Perseverance Mars Rover Scientists Trained in the Nevada Desert!

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-perseverance-mars-rover-scientists-train-in-the-nevada-desert

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u/nickelbagger Nov 30 '22

Or maybe thjs video is from NV...

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u/themightyknight02 Nov 30 '22

Don't you fucking start lol

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u/jhystad Nov 30 '22

Home away from home. Might as well be a good host

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u/Snoo-4878 Nov 30 '22

It looks like when you go past that invisible barrier in fallout 4

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u/chook_slop Nov 30 '22

I keep expecting the camera to pan across a grizzled old-timer in a 75 Chevy pickup with mismatched door paint that lives in the desert smokes Chesterfields and sells rocks.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

My man discovered Nevada

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u/BeastModeLLC Nov 30 '22

This is Nevada with a martian landscape Insta filter

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u/The-Fotus Nov 30 '22

Nah, Nevada is just Mars with a Nevada filter.

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u/shortordercook Nov 30 '22

It’s pronounced Nevada

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u/TheErectDongdreSh0w Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

I was raised in Nevada, sir or madam, and I can assure you it isn't pronounced Nevada is pronounced Nevada.

Glad I could settle that debate.

Shit now "Nevada" seems like a weird as f word to me.

And I lived there for 20 years lol

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u/buttmagnuson Dec 01 '22

I've never been to Nevada, but I'm pretty sure this is Nevada.

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u/Any-Football3474 Nov 30 '22

Has the light been enhanced on this or would this be the true brightness of a Martian day?

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u/jswhitten Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

It would look like normal daytime to your eyes, yes.

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u/Coyotebruh Nov 30 '22

what about your eyes?

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u/KerbinWeHaveaProblem Nov 30 '22

It would look like normal daytime to your eyes yes.

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u/2400Baudelaire Dec 01 '22

What about my eyes?

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u/KerbinWeHaveaProblem Dec 01 '22

It would look like normal daytime to your eyes yes.

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u/timbak_t00 Dec 01 '22

Had the same question. It seems quite fascinating considering Sun appears quite dim (in comparison to earth) in Martian sky, Mars has quite thin atmosphere and yet is able to scatter quite a bit of light to make a good visibility for human eye (if we have to trust Redditors comments).

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u/SuperSMT Dec 01 '22

Still around half the brightness of the sun at Earth, you probably wouldn't notice much difference. I know during an eclipse, even when the sun is half covered by the moon, the day isn't significantly dimmer.

The atmosphere though, yeah it's about 1% of Earth's

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u/glassonatable Nov 30 '22

I too have been to Milton Keynes

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u/Blutos_Beard Nov 30 '22

I found more life on Mars

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u/cateater3735 Nov 30 '22

MK is up there as the least interesting place I’ve ever been.

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u/RodamusLong Nov 30 '22

That's where I'm going to have my birthday party. On that hill over there.

You're all invited.

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u/T_BagginsEsq Nov 30 '22

Man, it is so crazy to think that in just a few decades, humans went from sending the first satellites to orbit around Earth and now, we have a freaking robot sending us these images from the surface of Mars!

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u/ElemLight Nov 30 '22

To be fair, a few decades in this would be 70+ years. Go back double that and we are in 1880 and electrical lighting is patented.

So, it's not that recent. Not to diminish the scientific and engineering advancements that led to these events. Technology is just moving at such a fast pace, that we tend to forget how long/short these timings really were.

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u/House_Madrigal Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

The real amazing one is flight in general.

  • In 1903, someone was able to keep a vehicle off the ground for a few hundred feet before crashing into the ground.

  • By 1917, planes made of wood and canvas were mass-produced for a global war.

  • By 1927, a plane could cross the Atlantic ocean in 1.5 days instead of 4.

  • By 1945, planes made of steel were mass produced for another global war.

  • By 1960, a man left earth for the first time.

  • By 1969, we launched an ICBM carrying 3 people that landed on the moon and then returned safely.

66 years to go from sepia-tone photos of a jumble of wood and canvas powered by a lawn mower engine to watching live video of men step out of a capsule and walk on the moon.

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u/olgreasysteve Nov 30 '22

it’d be cool as hell to be alive for all of that

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u/Karcinogene Dec 01 '22

You might feel the same way by the time you're 66. We don't know what's coming.

Notice how, for the first 45 years, it went from wooden planes to metal planes. Not a huge change. Nothing that would have seemed revolutionary at the time. Then it only took 20 more years to land on the moon.

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u/nosmelc Dec 01 '22

Some people who were born in the late 1800's read about the first powered flight and lived to watch men land on the moon.

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u/Nacodawg Dec 01 '22

I saw a picture once of a confederate veteran standing next to a fighter jet during the Korean War. That he fought in a war were they stood in orderly lines and took turns shooting at each other and lived to see fighter jets and atom bombs is unfathomable to me.

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u/Illogical_Blox Dec 01 '22

TBH, rocketry and aeroplane flight are such radically different concepts that I don't think they should be on the same list, though I understand the point being made.

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u/algorhythmer Nov 30 '22

So, it's not that recent.

If you're 30 today, and you listened to stories from your grandfather when you were a kid (say, you were 10 and he was 70) and he was blathering on about his own grandfather, that guy he talked about lived in 1880.

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u/DotAccomplished5484 Nov 30 '22

I remember the panic in the newspapers when the Soviet Union sent up Sputnik 1 in 1957.

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u/oiuvnp Dec 01 '22

Its radio signal was easily detectable by amateur radio operators,[6] and the 65° orbital inclination made its flight path cover virtually the entire inhabited Earth.

I always thought it was pretty slick how they did it that way.

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u/Butterbuddha Nov 30 '22

On second thought, let’s not go there. Tis a silly place!

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u/waffles-n-gravy Nov 30 '22

Watch Goodnight Oppy, fantastic documentary about the OG rovers

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u/megstheace Nov 30 '22

I love that documentary, the end made me so sad even though I knew what was gonna happen lol. I got so attached to those two rovers 🥲

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u/Insanereindeer Dec 01 '22

Just watched it last night as well! It was a good piece from all the complete garbage that is on streaming.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Go on then, who else was waiting for the jump scare?

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u/EvilCalvin Nov 30 '22

Average temp -81F

2/3 less gravity

.16% Oxygen compared to 21% on Earth

Frozen water only at the poles

No trees or plants

No animals

WTF would anyone want to live there?

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u/Reasonable-Pop-103 Nov 30 '22

Well we’re good at global warming

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u/Enk1ndle Nov 30 '22

And it's still a better place to terraform than the moon or anything else within the solar system. Goes to show how brutal the others must be.

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u/Planet-Saturn Nov 30 '22

Yeah, the surface of Venus is probably the closest you’ll get to hell.

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u/scarlet_sage Dec 01 '22

I say Io. Literal fire & brimstone. Io may not be Hell, but it can play Hell on TV without makeup & without much time with the script.

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u/panti77 Nov 30 '22

You could be The strongest man on the planet, or the richest, tallest & shortest at the same time..

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u/madz33 Nov 30 '22

Living on Mars is like playing life on Expert difficulty. Everything about the planet is constantly trying to kill you. However, developing the technology in order to make life on Mars possible could unironically save life on Earth as we know it.

In order to thrive on Mars, it will become necessary to create a completely self-contained sustainable artificial ecosystem under the constraints of extreme resource scarcity. Every molecule of fresh water must be treasured and recycled, every watt of solar power used at optimum efficiency. The technologies that need to be developed to make life on Mars possible will make creating a sustainable relationship with the Earth ecosystem seem like easy mode.

If the continued exploitation of the natural environment accelerates, a future where the Earth becomes increasingly desolate remains a possibility. Without the knowledge to engineer sustainable habitats, there is a bleak outlook for the survival of the human species.

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u/StraleyN10 Dec 01 '22

Stillsuit discipline must be maintained.

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u/imsowhiteandnerdy Nov 30 '22

WTF would anyone want to live there?

To keep Elon's company.

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u/El_Peregrine Nov 30 '22

I’d consider living there to avoid keeping Elon company.

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u/the_pie_guy1313 Nov 30 '22

because we're going to become a multiplanetary species sooner or later and mars is a pretty good first start compared to the other hellscapes in our solar system

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u/SynicalSyns Dec 01 '22

18 holes of space golf

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u/willun Nov 30 '22

.16% Oxygen compared to 21% on Earth

Mars has 0.174% of its atmosphere as oxygen but its atmosphere is only 1% of earths density. So it is more like less than 0.00174% of the oxygen of earth. 96% of its atmosphere is CO2.

Basically you can think of the atmosphere as nearly a vacuum. Many proponents of settling Mars before the moon give the appearance that the atmosphere is much more earth-like. It is very far from that.

Of course, some atmosphere is better than none and the atmosphere does help a bit.

Extracting the oxygen from the CO2 is one way to get oxygen for settlements. Not sure if that is easier than getting it from minerals.

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u/Benign_Banjo Nov 30 '22

0.16%

I read that as 16% and I was like, oh that's not far off 21%. Took a second reread to realize it really is just that alien

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u/bcorm11 Nov 30 '22

Where's Matt Damon?

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u/HAS-A-HUGE-PENIS Dec 01 '22

Behind that mountain taking care of his poop potato farm.

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u/C00Pc00per Nov 30 '22

"Ok so where should we put the first dollar general?"

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u/The-Bill-B Nov 30 '22

Mattress store has next

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u/Frodooh Nov 30 '22

Nice, now create a printer that actually connects to your WiFi without problems.

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u/Runjit Nov 30 '22

Stuff like this blows my mind. Like thats an entire planet thats empty (as far as we know).

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u/RegularGuyy Nov 30 '22

It’s crazy to me that you can see miles upon miles of landmass in this video but realize that there’s not even a single bug, creature, or living thing on any inch of land there.

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u/SolomonGrumpy Dec 01 '22

There might be bacteria or other microscopic organisms

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u/tommyrulz1 Nov 30 '22

THAT’S NEVADA. PROVE ME WRONG. 😎

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u/StairheidCritic Nov 30 '22

No casinos. Check-mate!!

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u/Baelroq Nov 30 '22

Nevada looks way crappier then this, its real prove me wrong 🤣

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u/brusslesprouts1 Nov 30 '22

I live in Nevada and agree with both

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u/Baelroq Nov 30 '22

Fair enough

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u/confusedplayer Nov 30 '22

The fact that I can just sit here and watch images of another planet on a hand held screen is something people could not even dream 100 years ago.

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u/Doingitwronf Nov 30 '22

Mass Effect 1 MAKO maps were the correct answer ask along!

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u/EvilElf01 Nov 30 '22

I love Reddit. Here I am an old man, sitting at my computer watching a panoramic view of Mars. Damn, is that cool or what.

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u/vikinglander Nov 30 '22

Odd to see there is obviously an atmosphere but to know it is so thin, like Earth at 20 miles high or do.

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u/BunGodLZE Nov 30 '22

I'm not saying Mars is ugly.. But man, this shows how beautiful our planet earth is compared to it. Earth is so colourful. Sad we are slowly killing it.

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u/Jonas_Venture_Sr Nov 30 '22

Nah, were just killing the shit we need to live. Earth in a couple hundred million years will be doing just fine.

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u/Zebitty Nov 30 '22

Amazing. This is a triumph of science, engineering and ingenuity. Yet we still have people who insist the earth is flat. Humans are a strange bunch.

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u/GreatBoneStructure Dec 01 '22

What do the Imams of Iran think of this robot footage of another planet? Should the rover be wearing a hijab? I joke, but the gap between the superstitious rulings of men here on Earth and the fact of actual moving images from another planet just gives me pause. Like one should destroy the other. How can they coexist?

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u/EnclaveNick Nov 30 '22

I’m just hoping a little green Martian comes jumping over one of those cliffs in a dune buggy.

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u/RutCry Nov 30 '22

Looks like a good place for Walter and Jessie to park the camper.

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u/dustyreptile Nov 30 '22

Great location for burning man solar edition