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Fraser
2012-Aug-08, 08:00 PM
“Irony: The first real flying saucer is from Earth. And it landed on Mars.” That’s a quote we saw via UT writer Ray Sanders, from a great graphic making its way around the internet. But amazingly, it’s true. Above is a high resolution image from the Mars Science Laboratory’s MARDI instrument showing the heat shield [...]

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Nowhere Man
2012-Aug-09, 01:26 AM
"The first real flying saucer"? What about:
Phoenix
MER-2
MER-1
Beagle-2
Polar Explorer
Pathfinder
Viking
Mars-3

Did they not use heat shields that were ejected? We just didn't see them, is all.

It's about as bad as Holdren saying that the US is the only country with landers on another planet. Granted, the US is the only one with ACTIVE landers, but the USSR/Russia has landed on Venus and Mars.

Fred