Ingenuity Helicopter Takes off and Lands safely – First Flight Successful

Apr 19, 2021

NASA released images of Ingenuity Helicopter’s first flight. The even took place as scheduled and it was successful. Ingenuity spun at 2500 RPM and took off successfully and landed on the same place safely. The first flight even was successful. More images inside – Image Credit – NASA / JPL CALTECH Image Source –……


First Flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Live from Mission Control

Streamed live 6 hours ago

#MarsHelicopter is set to make history. It will make the first attempt at powered flight on another planet on Monday, April 19. Don’t miss your chance to watch live with helicopter team in mission control beginning at 6:15 a.m. EDT (10:15 a.m. UTC) as they receive the data and find out if they were successful.



Perseverance view of ingenuity flying from r/PerseveranceRover


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Perseverance view of Ingenuity flying



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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight…


On this day Ingenuity became the first helicopter to fly on a different planet.


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On this day. Ingenuity became the first helicopter to fly on a different planet.

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Oh, YAY! We are on our way!


Congratulations ingenuity


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Congratulations Ingenuity

Ginny Flies!

I am so happy to see this, the first controlled flight on another planet. Stunningly cool!




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This 50-foot tall statue of a Native American woman in South Dakota titled “Dignity.”



Listen to the Loudest Bird on Earth Scream at Potential Mates

Amaze Lab
Oct 22, 2019

Brazilian and U.S. scientists discovered the Brazilian white bellbird’s “extremely loud” mating call peaks at about 125.4 decibels, which is louder than a rock concert and chainsaw.

Very Strange!



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I made a video about 3 cryptids you may not have heard of. Let me know what you think!…


The Moonlit Ghost
Premiered Mar 29, 2021

These are 3 lesser-known cryptids that just might be real! Dive into the Amazonian Rainforest with the MAPINGUARI, run from Indonesia’s EBU GOGO, and try not to get caught up in the Oklahoma Lake Monster’s tentacles! Are these creatures real or are they made up by Animal Planet??

Copyright © 2021 The Moonlit Ghost. All rights reserved.



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NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday…



5200 Brugg, Switzerland

This is a deep crop of a random Google Street View image of a 2nd floor balcony on the Stapferstrasse in Brugg, Switzerland.

Is it real? Or is it Memorex?


Afternoon on Mars. Moon Phobos peeking over the northern limb of Mount Sharp


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Afternoon on Mars. Moon Phobos peeking over the northern limb of Mount Sharp


Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565)


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Needle Galaxy (NGC 4565) An edge-on galaxy that contains an estimated 1 trillion stars…

What a view, eh?


1974 Jensen Interceptor FF

1974 Jensen Interceptor FF, Formula Ferguson – four wheel drive- ahead of its time.

Used to see these around back in the day. Gorgeous cars.

Damn, I am going to miss it here in car nut heaven… sigh.


Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte et Sancho Pança), Pablo Picasso, c. 1937, MoMA: Drawings and Prints

Gift of Virginia H. and Frederick B. Deknatel

Size: plate: 13 9/16 × 9 9/16″ (34.5 × 24.3 cm); sheet: 17 5/16 × 13 1/2″ (44 × 34.3 cm)

Medium: Aquatint


Jonbenet’s drawings


Jonbenet’s drawings


Jonbenet’s drawings


Jonbenet’s drawings


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Jonbenet’s drawings

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Seeing her handwriting makes me tear up. With the media circus and mishandling of this case I think that so many people almost forget about Jonbenet in the center as more than just a case. She was a sweet little 6 year old- a baby, really. Her drawings and writing remind everybody what an innocent, little child she was despite all of the makeup and dresses she was often made up in.

Me, too. God. A beautiful, wonderful, innocent child was abused all her life by two of the sickest shits ever born. She was then killed and her body hidden in the basement. Profoundly disgusting. Just give me a few minutes with them to send them straight to Hell.


Sol 53: Tight view on rocks immediately in front of Perseverance


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Sol 53: Tight view on rocks immediately in front of Perseverance

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This mosaic consists of 10 images taken earlier today by the left Mastcam-Z camera and focuses on a few of the rocks immediately in front of Perseverance in the area accessible to its robotic arm. The amount of detail visible in the rocks is pretty amazing to look at! For context, check out yesterday’s mosaic image showing the wider area in front of the rover:

As a bonus, see if you can find the area of this SuperCam image taken a few hours beforehand! Full disclosure, I have not found it nor do I have any idea if it the area of this image actually appears in the mosaic:

Mars Perseverance Sol 53: Left Mastcam-Z Camera

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image mosaic using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast.

This image mosaic was acquired on Apr. 14, 2021 (Sol 53) around the local mean solar time of 14:00.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU


colossi of memnon

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IIRC Lake Moeris had a couple of Colossi built by Amenhotep III that were present up to the 18th century CE and have since disappeared. Archeologists in the 1930s found the two large platforms that they once stood upon.

Herodotus probably saw the Colossi and exaggerated their size due to part of the platforms being submerged and his imagination running wild.

Two of Amenhoteps III’s Colossi, he built quite a few of them, still exist in Luxor so you can see what they could have looked like:

Colossi of Memnon.


People who hate Herodotus are just so freaking annoying. Then again, most Egyptologists are either sheep or jackasses, IMHO.



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West of the Nile River near Luxor the Colossi of Memnon have been reported to sing at sunrise and sunset according to Strabo, Pliny, Pausanias, Tacitus, Philostratus and Juvenal


More dust devils


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More dust devils (upper left) behind Ingenuity on Sol 52?…
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Mars Perseverance Sol 52:
Left Navigation Camera (Navcam) NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Left Navigation Camera (Navcam). The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving. This image was acquired on Apr. 13, 2021 (Sol 52) at the local mean solar time of 13:13:31



Carunculated Caracara


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Carunculated Caracara [OC]…

Hahaha, I love the word ‘carunculated’! Just sounds great, eh.


Video of UFO-UAP From Cockpit taken by a commercial pilot over Mexico. Very amazing video footage.

Apr 11, 2021

Video of UFO From Cockpit taken by a commercial pilot over Mexico.

Full report​​.

Video submitted to NARCAP by a commercial pilot, taken on the night of March 19, 2020, over Mexico, of an aviation safety-related encounter with an Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, UAP, including ACAS SSR Surveillance Scanning Radar animation. Advisory for Pilots, Aircrews, Air Controllers, and Aviation Professionals: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, UFOs, and Aviation Safety

Credit: NARCAP

This is really rather excellent.