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In the Media... / Re: Perseverence on Mars
« Last post by Rick on Feb 23, 2021, 14:35:06 »
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In the Media... / Re: Perseverence on Mars
« Last post by Rick on Feb 23, 2021, 12:53:34 »
5 Hidden Gems Are Riding Aboard NASA's Perseverance Rover

The symbols, mottos, and small objects added to the agency's newest Mars rover serve a variety of purposes, from functional to decorative.

More than halfway to the Red Planet, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover isn't just shuttling sophisticated science instruments and tubes to be filled with Earth-bound rock samples. It's carrying symbols, mottos, and objects that range from practical to playful – everything from meteorite fragments to chips carrying the names of 10.9 million people.

More: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/5-hidden-gems-are-riding-aboard-nasas-perseverance-rover
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In the Media... / Re: Perseverence on Mars
« Last post by Rick on Feb 23, 2021, 12:43:59 »
'Dare mighty things': hidden message found on Nasa Mars rover parachute

nternet sleuths claim to have decoded a hidden message displayed on the parachute that helped Nasa’s Perseverance Rover land safely on Mars last week. They claim that the phrase “Dare mighty things” – used as a motto by Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory – was encoded on the parachute using a pattern representing letters as binary computer code.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/feb/23/dare-mighty-things-hidden-message-found-on-nasa-mars-rover-parachute
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In the Media... / Re: Perseverence on Mars
« Last post by Rick on Feb 23, 2021, 10:19:21 »
Here's a short interview with one of the scientists who'll be involved in the sample return part of the mission: https://soundcloud.com/user-492426953
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In the Media... / Re: Perseverence on Mars
« Last post by Rick on Feb 23, 2021, 09:47:37 »
The Descent of Perseverance

The Mars 2020 descent stage holding NASA’s Perseverance rover can be seen falling through the Martian atmosphere, its parachute trailing behind, in this image taken on 18 February 2021. The ancient river delta, which is the target of the Perseverance mission, can be seen entering Jezero Crater from the left.

HiRISE was approximately 700 kilometers (435 miles) from Perseverance at the time of the image and traveling at about 3 kilometers per second (6,750 mph). The extreme distance and high speeds of the two spacecraft were challenging conditions that required precise timing and for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to both pitch upward and roll hard to the left so that Perseverance was viewable by HiRISE at just the right moment.

More: https://www.uahirise.org/releases/perseverance/
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In the Media... / Re: Perseverence on Mars
« Last post by Rick on Feb 23, 2021, 09:40:47 »
NASA sends nuclear tank 293 million miles to Mars, misses landing spot by just five metres. Now watch its video

NASA successfully landed its fifth robotic rover on the surface of Mars just five metres from its target, the American space agency said after releasing footage of the historic landing.

As Perseverance plunged through the Martian atmosphere and shed its lower shell, its cameras were able to provide scientists with a view of what was going on above and below the vehicle. You can watch the drama unfold below as mission control recounts the various steps needed to slow the rover down from a whopping 5,300 metres per second to plonk it safely on the ground.

See the video

More: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/23/perseverance_landing_video/
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In the Media... / Perseverence on Mars
« Last post by Rick on Feb 23, 2021, 09:37:25 »
Hero to Jezero: Perseverance, NASA's most advanced geologist rover, lands on Mars, beams back first pics

NASA just now successfully landed Perseverance, its largest and heaviest rover yet, on the surface of Mars in the Jezero Crater. The machine will conduct the ambitious mission to finding ancient microbial life on another planet.

"Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance has touched down on Mars," Swati Mohan, Navigation and Control Operations Lead of the Mars 2020 mission, said moments ago on NASA's live-streamed coverage of the landing, just before mission control erupted in applause.

After cruising though space for little over seven months, Perseverance entered its entry, descent, and landing stage, also fondly known at NASA as the seven minutes of terror.

More: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/18/perseverance_landing/
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Astrophotography / Re: Barnard's Loop M78 and Bogeyman
« Last post by Carole on Feb 22, 2021, 21:48:54 »
Thanks, couldn't remember what I had asked you to do as it has been a while, had to go back and read the whole thread again.  Lol.

Carole
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I could agonise and try to get the correction 100% but I'd rather shoot and crop than spend my time down that rabbit hole!   :lol:
I agree, I only just got my coma "almost" sorted out about nearly 10 years of imaging.

Carole

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In the Media... / Re: Perseverence
« Last post by Carole on Feb 22, 2021, 21:45:13 »
Amazing video of the landing from Perseverence itself. 
You can watch the little symbols at the bottom to see what stage it is at.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC4wdD14VzE
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