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Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« on: February 18, 2021, 01:05:00 PM »
Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful! I love it.



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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 01:44:11 PM »
What I'm most excited about, other than the search for life, is the super-resolution cameras on board. I have 8K capability, but these fancy cameras can do 8 times that capability. Wowwie!
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 07:17:18 PM »
Just the fact there in a crater / depression that shows erosion from some sort of liquid leaving or perhaps entering it eons ago ..... What was it ?
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 07:39:41 PM »
Great success! Makes one proud to be an American.
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 06:55:46 AM »
Ironically it makes me hopeful that we can unite as a 'planet' one day and celebrate in these achievements. As time goes on and we make unbelievable discoveries about our universe, the reality of how small and insignificant we are in the vastness of the cosmos is humbling. It's my hope that we can survive long enough as a species (without blowing ourselves up, killing ourselves with a lab-made concoction, poisoning our environment, or some other imbecilic thing that we think can 'never' happen) to have the ability to view our world as more than just borders, fences, flags, politicians, and races.

We have come so far as a species in such a short amount of geological time; so much power and so little understanding of how to wield it. Our science has surpassed our instincts. We send rovers to unimaginable distances to send back images of our solar system, but we still kill each with impunity though war, hunger, disease, and otherwise primitive and avoidable impulses.

Hopefully we will figure out how to behave and be able to expound on these incredible discoveries before we screw the pooch and it's all for naught.

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 07:49:51 AM »
Ironically it makes me hopeful that we can unite as a 'planet' one day and celebrate in these achievements. As time goes on and we make unbelievable discoveries about our universe, the reality of how small and insignificant we are in the vastness of the cosmos is humbling. It's my hope that we can survive long enough as a species (without blowing ourselves up, killing ourselves with a lab-made concoction, poisoning our environment, or some other imbecilic thing that we think can 'never' happen) to have the ability to view our world as more than just borders, fences, flags, politicians, and races.

We have come so far as a species in such a short amount of geological time; so much power and so little understanding of how to wield it. Our science has surpassed our instincts. We send rovers to unimaginable distances to send back images of our solar system, but we still kill each with impunity though war, hunger, disease, and otherwise primitive and avoidable impulses.

Hopefully we will figure out how to behave and be able to expound on these incredible discoveries before we screw the pooch and it's all for naught.

How true. Humanity has shown itself to have a Jekyll and Hyde nature. With all that is going on destructive and intolerant, we still conduct far reaching science and exploration. Our destiny depends on our nature. Which way we will go is unsure.
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2021, 07:56:59 AM »
Just the fact there in a crater / depression that shows erosion from some sort of liquid leaving or perhaps entering it eons ago ..... What was it ?

I remember a film I once saw in an astronomy course that showed convincing evidence of the nature of a lunar crater to be that of an impact crater. The film also showed convincing evidence of the nature of the same crater to be that of a volcanic crater. Sometimes we just make our best guess based on the data at hand at the time. 
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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 10:40:27 PM »
Great news the probe has landed !!
Thank you for posting about it.
Here is another photo from the probe lol

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 06:58:50 AM »
Great news the probe has landed !!
Thank you for posting about it.
Here is another photo from the probe lol

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2021, 05:56:34 AM »
Ack ack. Ack ACK ack. ACK ACK!

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2021, 09:56:19 AM »
Ack ack. Ack ACK ack. ACK ACK!

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Re: Perseverance Mars Rover landing is successful!
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 07:50:53 PM »
mars attacks was funny funny funny movie ... yackity yack  ...  SPAT about the time you thought a communication was happening you got greased !!
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