by Grand Forks Herald
August 4, 2012 at 3:57 am in Grand Forks Herald
The University of North Dakota is hosting a party in conjunction with the planned landing of NASA’s new robot rover on Mars. Continue Reading
Tags: event, GF and EGF, Grand Forks, mars, nasa, UND, updates 7 Comments »
I’m sure there’s some science geeks who will know this….But if it takes nine months to get there…How long does it take for transmissions back and forth?
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Thanks…..I guess they need to get it right the first time because there’s no quick adjustments….Such as, “Oh, oh…A huge cliff….Put on the brakes….” 14 minutes later you see a shot looking up at the cliff as the rover is stuck in a crevice it can’t get out of….
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14 minutes currently. But to be precise, it’s anywhere between 4.3 and 21 minutes, depending on orbits. The distance between the planets constantly change because they orbit the sun at different rates. (man probably knows this, but tundrabeast may not) Mars is currently getting farther away from Earth at a rate of several miles per second.
Why in the world don’t they tell you exactly where and when this “party” is being held, or is it just for the Space Science program people? What happened to the five W’s in journalism? I’ve noticed this before in Herald articles. What, where, why, when and who—journalism 101.
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Right on Realist-I did a little research for the Herald…
The UND Department of Space Studies and the UND Observatory are hosting a public event and open house on Sunday, August 5, heralding the arrival of the NASA Mars Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars. Activities and presentations will occur in 210 Clifford Hall and in the hallway outside the auditorium from 7 p.m. until ~1 a.m.. Activities will include live video/audio feeds from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), faculty and student presentations on various Mars topics, games and activities for children, and displays featuring space suits, meteorites, and more! Contact Dr. Paul Hardersen, 777-4896, for more information.
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They don’t want us to play in their Reindeer games….
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