NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Mission Control Uses Macs
Surely Macs are only used by artists and not useful for serious work.
Remember, Macs can’t do real work, they’re only for useless artsy stuff like landing on Mars. twitter.com/lhasapso/statu…
— (╯°□°)╯︵ sǝɯɐſ (@lhasapso) August 6, 2012
The mission to land Curiosity Rover on Mars is a success. Curiosity landed at 10:32 p.m. Aug. 5, PDT, (1:32 a.m. EDT Aug. 6). Here’s the first tiny thumbnail sized image sent the rover:
And Curiosity Rover’s first half size hazard camera image of Mars, 512×512:
These images were taken by the black and white hazard camera, which are used for navigation. High quality color camera (which can produce HD panorama images of Mars) will be deployed in a few days.
Here’s a 5 minute NASA video explaining the challenges for the latest Mars landing, “Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror”: