I'm On Fire wrote:Did the video need to be so overly dramatic?
I'm still waiting for released photos. Though I hear they are black and white. Nasa, it's 2012, they make cameras tiny cameras for cell phones that take color pictures in wonderful 1080p HD. Would it kill you to add a few color cameras to your eleventy billion dollar Mars Rover?
The newest NASA Mars lander is the most complex robot ever built. Just wait, if all the hardware and communication systems work as designed you will get stunning color photos. Right now the priority for NASA is to evaluate the health of the lander. Where did it land? Is it upright? Is the communication system working? Are the solar panels charging? And on and on. A low resolution B/W image is good enough for now.
Frankly your comments show your ignorance of how difficult landing on a distant planet is and the sequence of needed events are.
NASA's web site for this specific mission is here:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html
As you surf the sight realize there are simulation videos that are not the real landing and there are preliminary photos, don't confuse the two.
A more productive and educational challenge for all you single issue extremist forum members, would be to understand for example, the communication path that gets the Mars photo back to earth and to the web site that allows you to see it. Maybe it's just to hard for you to understand, and your prefer regurgitating what your favorite bought politician says. Carry on.
Here's one of the early photos. Taken from the above reference NASA site. Several others there.