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Re: Mars Rover landing 3:55pm Eastern

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Post by CentralTexasCrude » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:36 am

Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
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Olympus Mons on Mars (the highest mountain in the solar system) is 3 times higher that Mount Everest. Size comparison
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There's a reason, of course.
so Mt Everest is measured in feet above sea level. if there are no oceans on Mars, then what reference point do they use for 0 elevation?
That's why the graph is showing both Mt Everest and Mauna Kea for comparison. Both have a claim for the highest mountain on Earth depending on height above sea level or height above base. Both are close to each other but 3 times lower than Olympus Mons. Hope this helps.

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Re: Mars Rover landing 3:55pm Eastern

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CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:36 am
Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:12 am
Olympus Mons on Mars (the highest mountain in the solar system) is 3 times higher that Mount Everest. Size comparison
Image
There's a reason, of course.
so Mt Everest is measured in feet above sea level. if there are no oceans on Mars, then what reference point do they use for 0 elevation?
That's why the graph is showing both Mt Everest and Mauna Kea for comparison. Both have a claim for the highest mountain on Earth depending on height above sea level or height above base. Both are close to each other but 3 times lower than Olympus Mons. Hope this helps.
No. actually, it doesn't help at all. what do they use as the "base" or sea level to determine how high Mons is? I mean, if we drained the oceans on earth, would we measure the height of Mt Everest from the bottom of the Marianas Trench? (sp?)
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Re: Mars Rover landing 3:55pm Eastern

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Post by CentralTexasCrude » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:55 am

Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:42 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:36 am
Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:12 am
Olympus Mons on Mars (the highest mountain in the solar system) is 3 times higher that Mount Everest. Size comparison
Image
There's a reason, of course.
so Mt Everest is measured in feet above sea level. if there are no oceans on Mars, then what reference point do they use for 0 elevation?
That's why the graph is showing both Mt Everest and Mauna Kea for comparison. Both have a claim for the highest mountain on Earth depending on height above sea level or height above base. Both are close to each other but 3 times lower than Olympus Mons. Hope this helps.
No. actually, it doesn't help at all. what do they use as the "base" or sea level to determine how high Mons is? I mean, if we drained the oceans on earth, would we measure the height of Mt Everest from the bottom of the Marianas Trench? (sp?)
Maybe a mean elevation on Mars. I really don't know how those things are decided. That is a good question. It's kind of Moot because the the 2 planets are totally different. Olympus Mons is ancient (billions of years) and huge because there has been no erosion there like here. A similar formation here at that age has been reduced to flat land.

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Post by CentralTexasCrude » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:04 am

And I think a lot about what we think of as the "Highest Point" on Earth is tainted (is that the right word?) because of our human experience. Mt Everest lies at the edge of human endurance (so high it requires oxygen- "death zone") whereas Mauna Kea has telescopes on top and it's an easy drive.

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And I think a lot about what we think of as the "Highest Point" on Earth is tainted (is that the right word?) because of our human experience. Mt Everest lies at the edge of human endurance (so high it requires oxygen- "death zone") whereas Mauna Kea has telescopes on top and it's an easy drive.
Pikes Peak is a bitch on the brakes. Especially if you are worried about being late for a tee time.
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Post by CentralTexasCrude » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:33 am

Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:15 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:04 am
And I think a lot about what we think of as the "Highest Point" on Earth is tainted (is that the right word?) because of our human experience. Mt Everest lies at the edge of human endurance (so high it requires oxygen- "death zone") whereas Mauna Kea has telescopes on top and it's an easy drive.
Pikes Peak is a bitch on the brakes. Especially if you are worried about being late for a tee time.
Right? I've always been fascinated by the fact that if you take into account Plate Tectonics- raising young mountains like Everest to ridiculous heights, Erosion- Taking the Appalachian Mountains that were higher than Everest and reduced to mere hills. Throw in the ocean plates and I wonder if it's not a coincident that the highest elevation on Earth above sea level and the lowest below (Mariana Trench) are just about the exact same. Lay low what's high, build up what's low. So Sayeth the Lord.

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Re: Mars Rover landing 3:55pm Eastern

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Post by Smok44 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:43 am

CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:33 am
megman wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:06 am
I've climbed Pubis Mons.
Right? I've always been fascinated by the fact that if you take into account Plate Tectonics- raising young mountains like Everest to ridiculous heights, Erosion- Taking the Appalachian Mountains that were higher than Everest and reduced to mere hills. Throw in the ocean plates and I wonder if it's not a coincident that the highest elevation on Earth above sea level and the lowest below (Mariana Trench) are just about the exact same. Lay low what's high, build up what's low. So Sayeth the Lord.
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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:03 am

CentralTexasCrude wrote:
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disco.moon wrote:
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Post by Smok44 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:14 am

Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:03 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:36 am
disco.moon wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:44 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:43 pm
disco.moon wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:38 pm
I think it's very attractive that some of you guys are so smart. Makes up for all the thread tardation.
WestTexasCrude wrote:
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I'm the most intelligent poster this site has ever seen.
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Hehe
Don't encourage the lapdog. His idea of a scientific experiment is banging 2 rocks together and see what happens. The math involved just getting the 2 rocks was almost enough to kill the whole thing.
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Again with his mystical math that he can't clarify.
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Post by CaptQuint » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:35 am

Fucker can't replace a low voltage thermostat, but can pretend to know about plate tectonics and Portuguese world explorers in the age of discovery.
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Post by disco.moon » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:38 am

Smok44 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:43 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:33 am
megman wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:06 am
I've climbed Pubis Mons.
Right? I've always been fascinated by the fact that if you take into account Plate Tectonics- raising young mountains like Everest to ridiculous heights, Erosion- Taking the Appalachian Mountains that were higher than Everest and reduced to mere hills. Throw in the ocean plates and I wonder if it's not a coincident that the highest elevation on Earth above sea level and the lowest below (Mariana Trench) are just about the exact same. Lay low what's high, build up what's low. So Sayeth the Lord.
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Hasn't the slightest clue what Megman is referring to :lol:
Omg I think you're right.

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Post by CaptQuint » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:40 am

disco.moon wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:38 am
Smok44 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:43 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:33 am
megman wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:06 am
I've climbed Pubis Mons.
Right? I've always been fascinated by the fact that if you take into account Plate Tectonics- raising young mountains like Everest to ridiculous heights, Erosion- Taking the Appalachian Mountains that were higher than Everest and reduced to mere hills. Throw in the ocean plates and I wonder if it's not a coincident that the highest elevation on Earth above sea level and the lowest below (Mariana Trench) are just about the exact same. Lay low what's high, build up what's low. So Sayeth the Lord.
↑↑↑

Hasn't the slightest clue what Megman is referring to :lol:
Omg I think you're right.
Well he hasn't seen one since 1974
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Post by AnalHamster » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:33 pm

Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:42 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:36 am
Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:12 am
Olympus Mons on Mars (the highest mountain in the solar system) is 3 times higher that Mount Everest. Size comparison
Image
There's a reason, of course.
so Mt Everest is measured in feet above sea level. if there are no oceans on Mars, then what reference point do they use for 0 elevation?
That's why the graph is showing both Mt Everest and Mauna Kea for comparison. Both have a claim for the highest mountain on Earth depending on height above sea level or height above base. Both are close to each other but 3 times lower than Olympus Mons. Hope this helps.
No. actually, it doesn't help at all. what do they use as the "base" or sea level to determine how high Mons is? I mean, if we drained the oceans on earth, would we measure the height of Mt Everest from the bottom of the Marianas Trench? (sp?)
It's defined using atmospheric pressure. The mountain is just being measured from base to peak though.

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Post by megman » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:43 pm

CentralTexasCrude wrote:
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Olympus Mons on Mars (the highest mountain in the solar system) is 2.39 times higher that Mount Everest. Size comparison
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There's a reason, of course.
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Post by Animal » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:47 pm

AnalHamster wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:33 pm
Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:42 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:36 am
Animal wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 am
CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:12 am
Olympus Mons on Mars (the highest mountain in the solar system) is 3 times higher that Mount Everest. Size comparison
Image
There's a reason, of course.
so Mt Everest is measured in feet above sea level. if there are no oceans on Mars, then what reference point do they use for 0 elevation?
That's why the graph is showing both Mt Everest and Mauna Kea for comparison. Both have a claim for the highest mountain on Earth depending on height above sea level or height above base. Both are close to each other but 3 times lower than Olympus Mons. Hope this helps.
No. actually, it doesn't help at all. what do they use as the "base" or sea level to determine how high Mons is? I mean, if we drained the oceans on earth, would we measure the height of Mt Everest from the bottom of the Marianas Trench? (sp?)
It's defined using atmospheric pressure. The mountain is just being measured from base to peak though.
actually, i think they used to use that, but now they use the mean elevation calculated from a shit load of topographic maps created over the years.
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Post by woohooguy » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:26 pm

The sound of the rover driving on mars -



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Post by Animal » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:32 pm

i'm just going to go ahead and say it. the sounds from Mars aren't all that spectacular.
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Animal wrote:
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i'm just going to go ahead and say it. the sounds from Mars aren't all that spectacular.
Maybe martians eat red seaweed.

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Post by woohooguy » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:13 pm

Im still waiting for it to shit out the drone.
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Post by CentralTexasCrude » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:17 pm

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Im still waiting for it to shit out the drone.
I think they said it would be several weeks after touchdown. I also want to see the video of it flying around. Very cool.

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Post by CentralTexasCrude » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:39 pm

Animal wrote:
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i'm just going to go ahead and say it. the sounds from Mars aren't all that spectacular.
I'm starting to think Animal doesn't understand what the environment on Mars is like.

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Post by CaptQuint » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:40 pm

Very similar to Iraan
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Post by Reservoir Dog » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:48 pm

CentralTexasCrude wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:39 pm
Animal wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:32 pm
i'm just going to go ahead and say it. the sounds from Mars aren't all that spectacular.
I'm starting to think Animal doesn't understand what the environment on Mars is like.
I bet Animal can buy a cell phone and pick a cell phone carrier.
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