Fun fact! The Mars rover is actually programmed to sing itself happy birthday every year since its touched down on Mars. So somewhere (when,) on the dead and silent planet of Mars, rover is out there, looking into the barren oblivion of the dessert planet, quietly singing happy birthday as it sits in eternal solace.
@Cabbage Salesman, The moon landing was a hoax.
@Cabbage Salesman, if a rover sings and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
@Cabbage Salesman, earth years or Mars years?
@Michael Fassbender, I was thinking that too, I think it's 304 sol's
@Dragondoot, we'll technically sound requires a source, a medium to travel through, and a reciever. I'm going to go with probably not since like 2 of those requirements are missing. Not sure how well sound can carry in such a thin atmosphere.
@Microsoft, Very well. Compared to space, that is.
@Ajunta Pall, I suppose it is all relative... but knowing the distance between martian air molecules is over 120 times greater than earth I still can't imagine it'd be very far.
@Microsoft, ever play Halo Reach?
@Ajunta Pall, sorry, I have not.
@Microsoft, well, there's a space level there (technically upper atmosphere) where the sound carries, but sounds like it's underwater. I think it would be about 3 times clearer than that
@Ajunta Pall, you know they did that so you'd know where people were shooting you from
@Michael Fassbender, it's still accurate for thin atmosphere. Just not as thin as that scene would have been in reality.
@lockke, two people thought it was funny lol
@Cabbage Salesman, that's interesting, but also hurt.
@lockke, yea a lot of people in this community don't understand when someone is joking
@Cabbage Salesman, happy birthday rover
@Cabbage Salesman, i got a shiver with the last line
@lockke, Personal down vote record ;)
@Cabbage Salesman, i think that's a myth because it was only supposed to be there for 90 days
Sad at first, but oddly heartwarming at the end...
@Adolphin Hitler, still sad
That thing is a damn trooper if there ever was one
For those who don't get it, NASA rover designed to last 90 days celebrates 12 year anniversary today.
Right in the feels.
The planet express crew is on another wacky delivery in the background
That's only 98 years away.
All I can think of is that those assholes left Wall-E out there all alone. I don't care how much it costs!! We must retrieve him!
That's the spirit!
Wouldn't mars cover the rover with sand before we got to it?