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Old 11-25-2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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Mars lander and yellow vests

Tomorrow at noon PST the new Mars surface science station will or will not land safely. Pictures may come soon.

Anybody else wonder why the recently famous French high visibility yellow vests are green?
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:20 PM   #2
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Yellow was replaced by puke green several years ago in the US. Why are the French Yellow Vests famous?
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:31 AM   #3
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Anybody else wonder why the recently famous French high visibility yellow vests are green?
Colors are chosen based upon what the eye and brain can most easily detect and identify. For example, red items are literally camouflaged at dawn and dusk. That is when red cars are most likely overlooked; crashes result.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:17 AM   #4
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Why are the French Yellow Vests famous?
Recently famous, because for the last 9 days they have been worn by protestors.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:04 AM   #5
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Ah, thank you, one of the hazards of withdrawing from the news.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:21 PM   #6
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vert, n’est-ce pas ?
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:17 PM   #7
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Tomorrow at noon PST the new Mars surface science station will or will not land safely.
Now that everyone in NASA is no longer using an obsolete technology American measurement system, NASA research vehicles are repeatedly landing safely.

Insight has landed. This one is a base station; not a Rover.

Also attached were two CubeSats for testing new communication strategies.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:50 PM   #8
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Pretty sweet science/tech.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:17 PM   #9
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didja see this?

and here is the best explainer of the Mars InSight mission.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:07 AM   #10
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Nobody can top inman for explaining anything at all. He's fantastic.
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