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Nasa announces new rover mission to Mars in 2020
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post Jan 15 2020, 03:00 AM
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agree, "Clarity" describes an aspect of the mission itself quite elegantly, even forcing in the required timely pun with minimum cringe factor.

However, if it gets named the other obvious 2020 pun i saw in the list: "Vision", then i am (gasp) having to wince down that road:
A worst case scenario for an unfortunate headline mangles the mind: "Mars 2020 Vision lost due to failure of descent imaging system"
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post Jan 15 2020, 08:37 PM
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I would have just gone with Curiosity 2
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post Jan 15 2020, 10:34 PM
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I see my choice, 'Uncertainty', didn't make the cut.

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post Jan 16 2020, 12:40 AM
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My daughter chose one of the semifinalist names, but her name and essay were not chosen among the listed semifinalists, so I guess that makes her a quarterfinalist.
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post Jan 19 2020, 05:19 AM
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"Promise" sounds (ahem) promising to me. I would have gone with "Discovery" but apparently no one suggested that.
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post Jan 19 2020, 12:46 PM
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I love the name Perseverance, and it was suggested twice. I like it not just for the reasons suggested for the name (although both essay submissions for it are still wonderful for naming it), but after Opportunity's final resting place in Perseverance Valley. It seems like it would be a fitting tribute to our beloved explorer and the perseverance that it had to keep exploring new places, no matter how hard it was to get to those places. Mars2020 will carry on that legacy.
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post Jan 22 2020, 04:22 AM
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Down to nine, vote now!
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post Jan 22 2020, 01:52 PM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Jan 21 2020, 11:22 PM) *


Endurance, Clarity, Courage, Ingenuity, Promise, Fortitude, Tenacity, Perseverance, Vision.

I see a theme. These are the determinaiads from geek mythology. They forgot Pluck, which is not a moon of Uranus.
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post Jan 22 2020, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (stevesliva @ Jan 22 2020, 01:52 PM) *
Endurance, Clarity, Courage, Ingenuity, Promise, Fortitude, Tenacity, Perseverance, Vision.

I see a theme. These are the determinaiads from geek mythology. They forgot Pluck, which is not a moon of Uranus.


My money is on Endurance, Ingenuity or Promise.
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post Jan 23 2020, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Jan 21 2020, 08:22 PM) *


I was hoping Imagination would be on the list...
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post Jan 28 2020, 10:41 PM
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What stands out to me is the number of votes from Turkey and Romania. Its not simply a function of population when comparing large countries with robust space programs. Having never visited Turkey (#17) or Romania (#61), I may be out of the loop culturally, as i have no guess as to how the word of this gets out in other countries, but its a welcome sign suggesting enthusiasm for science may be much less a function of being a project stakeholder country than I had expected.
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post Feb 6 2020, 04:19 AM
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https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news/nomencla...proved-for-mars

New names for features around the landing site:

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