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Electrical engineer
Marveling at the world

Lots of Martian rocks and landscapes, some looking all too familiar, but don't be fooled by that: Mars is an inhospitable toxic planet. Let's not mistake fiction for reality.

I like dirt and rocks, but I Am Not A Geologist (IANAG).

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Life's intricacies

#FreeAssociation

Processed MCZ_LEFT, FL: 110mm
looking W (265°) from RMC 51.3688
Sol 1118, LMST: 10:59:43

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01118/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZL0_1118_0766184759_138EBY_N0513688ZCAM09141_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

#Perseverance #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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Breaking bread

#FreeAssociation

Processed MCZ_LEFT, FL: 110mm
looking W (278°) from RMC 51.3688
Sol 1118, LMST: 11:01:36

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01118/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZL0_1118_0766184879_145EBY_N0513688ZCAM09141_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

#Perseverance #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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Tuesdays on Mars

Processed MCZ_LEFT, FL: 110mm
looking W (280°) from RMC 51.3688
Sol 1118, LMST: 11:02:02

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01118/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZL0_1118_0766184905_149EBY_N0513688ZCAM09141_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

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There's something about Tuesdays in Jezero, it seems

MCZ_LEFT, FL: 110mm
looking W (280°) from RMC 51.3688
Sol 1118, LMST: 11:01:49

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01118/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZL0_1118_0766184891_144EBY_N0513688ZCAM09141_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

#Perseverance #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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It appears as if #Perseverance wants to change route away from the riverbank edge and tries to find a clear path for its journey to Jezero's rim, in which case the Bright Angel target may have been abandoned.

The green dashed line shows a possible route, after tosol's new drive to RMC 51.4692. The new path (double white stitch) is a guess.

#Ingenuity may be marginally visible again, but will disappear for a long time if the green route is to be followed.

#QGIS #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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#Ingenuity's location is indeed visible, especially the western side of the ripple where apparently it first touched down, though the helicopter itself is too small to be discernible in a NAVCAM image.

Processed, enlarged, cropped NAVCAM_LEFT
looking from RMC 51.4692
Sol 1122, LMST: 14:50:56

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01122/ids/edr/browse/ncam/NLF_1122_0766554126_256ECM_N0514692NCAM03122_04_195J01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/65dBnoise

#MarsHelicopter #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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Ban of bottom trawling in marine parks

The law will come into force in national parks within two years and in all of the country’s marine protected areas by 2030

The proposed Ionian marine national park will cover almost 12% of Greek territorial waters, safeguarding sea mammals like sperm whales, striped dolphins and the vulnerable Mediterranean monk seal and the South Aegean MPA, which covers 6.61% of Greek territorial waters.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/16/greece-becomes-first-european-country-to-ban-bottom-trawling-in-marine-parks

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Alice's wonderland.
(if only Alice knew how to knit rocks 😃 )

#Curiosity's status update:
https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission-updates/9581/sols-4157-4158-what-is-that/

#MSL #NASA #Solarocks #Space

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Spoiler image:

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

#GaleCrater #MSL #NASA #Solarocks #Space

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65dBnoise, to space
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's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) response to the second Mars Sample Return Independent Review Board recommends:

No Sample Retrieval Helicopter for the mission.

My proposal:
https://mastodon.social/@65dBnoise/110572840704908935
https://mastodon.social/@65dBnoise/110576601274053739

No more for Mars, but rich oligarchs get even richer. NASA's budget doesn't come from taxes (not) paid by the oligarchy. It comes from taxes paid by the middle class.

Welcome to tomorrow's dystopia.

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@Undertow
NASA has had an almost impeccable record in recent years, which of course comes at a cost. But, at the end of the day, such complex missions end up costing less, both monetarily and politically, than they would had they accepted higher risk and suffered failures, IMO.

Imagine if WEBB had its construction/deployment/operation on a reduced budget; it would have not worked. The success of reusable LEO vehicles in simple cargo operations cannot be extrapolated to complex science missions

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@Undertow
The fact that NASA cheer bare survival (upside down, sideways, etc) of spacecraft landing on the Moon as if they were successful missions is indicative of a changing attitude at the higher levels of the organization, or at the political level. It serves the pipe dream for a "space economy" supposedly lead by the private sector, which IMO is a lie that we now see leading to reduced scientific missions and increased wealth of the oligarchy.

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OK, OK... so IMPORTANT QUESTION. Can we say "globally" when discussing the entire surface of a celestial body such as Phobos? That Martian moon baby isn't remotely spherical. It's a potato.

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@elizabethtasker
Why not be creative? Just call it:
Blobbal topology
and it shall be blobbally recognizable.

(or, is it blobal?)

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Baby elephant

#FreeAssociation

Processed MCZ_RIGHT, FL: 110mm
looking NW (325°) from RMC 51.4014
Sol 1119, LMST: 11:58:53

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01119/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZR0_1119_0766277176_510EBY_N0514014ZCAM03892_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

#Perseverance #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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@AstroHyde
Elephants in space suits sounds a lot like yellow submarines with elephants inside. 😜

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@sharponlooker
(I had to educate myself on the subject)
Aren't those supposed to be sharks? Or, are you seeing a shark here ? 😳

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@sharponlooker 😵‍💫

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New location for #Perseverance on Sol 1120, RMC 51.4320, ~50m WSW. #Ingenuity is not visible, and the distance is getting greater with every sol.

Map made with #QGIS and data from #NASA's #MMGIS and #USGS, #HiRISE

#Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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Colors from Jazero Crater, Mars.

Processed MCZ_RIGHT, FL: 110mm
looking WSW (257°) from RMC 51.3688
Sol 1118, LMST: 10:58:34

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01118/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZR0_1118_0766184686_144EBY_N0513688ZCAM09141_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

#Perseverance #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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@tom30519
That'd be very fortunate, I think. Imagine an artist who, instead, had gotten only the blues 🥺 🙃

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyV-jkj0EDI

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Closeup view of the SUPERCAM microphone, located at the masthead and seen here by the SHERLOC_WATSON camera, located at the end of 's robotic arm.

Looking WNW (287°) from RMC 51.4014
Sol 1119, LMST: 12:55:18

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01119/ids/edr/browse/shrlc/SIF_1119_0766280670_277EBY_N0514014SRLC07030_0000LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/65dBnoise

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Looking into 's telescope. The laser beam comes out concentrically with the telescope axis from that same opening.

Processed SHERLOC_WATSON
looking NW (324°) from RMC 51.4014
Sol 1119, LMST: 12:45:22

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01119/ids/edr/browse/shrlc/SIF_1119_0766280059_019EBY_N0514014SRLC07061_0000LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/65dBnoise

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@PaulHammond51
Looks like it's not only Ingenuity which benefited from good COTS parts.

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