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 Post subject: Mars InSight!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:39 am 
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https://www.popsci.com/nasa-insight-mars-watch-live

Much as I have felt so very depressed by the news cycle, there are moments like these that pull me out of the muck.


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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 am 
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This is exciting stuff!

Sometimes easy to lose sight of stuff like this.

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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:41 am 
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Watched it. Not as riveting as the rover landing was, but that is actually good news.


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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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Put the kettle on, lid and all, no problem!

https://www.space.com/43221-mars-insigh ... hield.html


It does look like another Mars mission has gone silent, but not before going an insane amount of years beyond its intended life expectancy.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... up/581821/


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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:54 am 
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And there's another rover on its way for a direct shot into Mars' atmosphere. This time carrying a helicopter with it.

Osiris-Rex punched Bennu in the face and got a sample set to return in 2023.

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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:13 pm 
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It'll be kinda cool if indeed we see a crewed mission to Mars and they eventually visit all the various rovers and probes, from Viking to Curiosity, still either sitting there or still running and transmitting.


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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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Perseverance and her crew absolutely nailed the landing in Jezebel Crater. Cannot wait to see the video footage of the sky crane dropping the rover off.

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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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Jezebel Crater? What perv named that? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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Chris18 wrote:
Jezebel Crater? What perv named that? :lol:


Lol Jezero. Whoops :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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Bosc wrote:
Chris18 wrote:
Jezebel Crater? What perv named that? :lol:


Lol Jezero. Whoops :lol:


Okay. :lol: Never know with some of these scientists. They don't get out much...

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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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I’m too lazy to post it but the footage of the sky crane landing is mind-blowing.


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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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Pokecheque wrote:
I’m too lazy to post it but the footage of the sky crane landing is mind-blowing.


Yeah it's fucking incredible. Just the shot of the sky crane flying away at the end is right out of some old sci fi movie.

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 Post subject: Re: Mars InSight!
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I go every day to view the camera footage of that day. The panoramas of Jezero Crater are amazing.

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