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  1.  (2361.1)
    Welcome to not fucking up, NASA.

    Let's see if you can keep your seat here for a bit.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
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    I don't think we'll get the sweet info like from the twin rovers, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited.

    Now, where's my fucking jetpack?
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      CommentAuthorMonk.Eastman
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008 edited
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    rickiep00h

    I give you The Rocketman, mighty in Swissness.
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      CommentAuthorCamyLuna
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008 edited
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    And they already have pictures up! It also looks like someone from JPL is twittering updates at http://twitter.com/MarsPhoenix if you can't resist up to the minute news. A little weird that it's from the perspective of the lander though.
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    CamyLuna

    I will be damned.

    It almost looks like NASA knows what it's doing, and is not actually a ring of ontological pranksters pulling our collective puds with this whole Outer Space Thing Ha Ha.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
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    @Monk.Eastman

    Yes yes, but where is MY jetpack? ;)
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
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    There's only one jetpack, and Dick Cheney has it. He's hanging on to it to make a quick get-away in case the next vice president finds his secret turkey rape room.
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2008
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    I'm amazed I hadn't heard a thing about this until today. Not the turkey rape thing, I mean the mars landing. Australia is playing a key role in receiving and passing on the transmitted data, and yet nothing has been said about it here until a few hours before the landing!
  3.  (2361.9)
    Phil Plait over at Bad Astronomy has already picked up something interesting in the seemingly homogeneous images.
    I'm really excited about all this :D
  4.  (2361.10)
    Some of the images are 3D!!
    Phoenix has a 'left eye' and 'right eye' camera, and if you have some 3D glasses (I'm using tool's 10,000 days album case XD) you can see mars in 3D omfg!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2008
     (2361.11)
    and if you have some 3D glasses [. . .] you can see mars in 3D omfg!
    Oh nifty! They're narrow enough images to wall-eye, too.
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    Ah right, is that looking at the images from a distance? If you mean something like magic eye, I can't do that. Even using 3D glasses my mind/eyes seem to force the images apart, and it's a real effort to push them back together :(
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2008
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    You might have better luck with a printout. Lighting, distance, and screen resolution all could be making it harder for you to (un)focus.