Seraph by ZachHorvath88
Seraph by ZachHorvath88
Dance at Bougival, 1883, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Ingenuity Spins its blade for the first time | Perseverance moves away from Ingenuity | SOL 47, April 8th’ 2021
Ingenuity Spins its blade for the first time | Perseverance moves away from Ingenuity | SOL 47
Apr 8, 2021
NASA released new interesting images of Ingenuity Helicopter. Ingenuity has spun its blade for the first time as a testing formality. Perseverance moves away from Ingenuity as planned as a safety measure. The count down begins for the historical first flight on martian soil. Image Credits – NASA /JPL-CALTECH https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…
Percy has driven away from Ginny [sol 47]
Looks like the drive took Perseverance to the Southeast, but at this stage I do not think it reached the full distance to the ‘look out point’…
More details will be added as I get the drive details which have not been issued yet by JPL
Raw image, hence the green hue…
Keep Calm, I’ll Be Watching Over You Little Buddy
A roughly processed version of the Sol 46 Selfie, there will be many different versions in the coming days… 🙂
Edit, I forgot to add the credit line: Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
I thought this was a rendering at first glance, brilliant photo!
59 frames + 2 looking at the camera so images processors had a choice which pose to use, but I felt this one worked for me, I cropped away over 10 frames as they were distorted by correcting the horizon, but I think it gets the story across
Rafael Navarro Mountain [See comments for details]
Rafael Navarro Mountain
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam to take an image of this hill, nicknamed “Rafael Navarro Mountain” after Rafael Navarro-González, an astrobiologist who worked on the mission until he passed away January 26, 2021. He was a member of the team working with Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM, instrument.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ PIA24544
Curiosity performs check-up on wheels with MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager)
Over the weekend while everyone was distracted by the excited news from Curiosity’s younger siblings (myself included!), Curiosity performed a fairly extensive check-up on 4 of its 6 wheels using the MAHLI instrument. Each of the 4 wheels were photographed 4 times, each time rolling the wheel a bit to image the entire wheel. 2 of the wheels photographed have extensive damage while the other two only have dents and a few small punctures.
You can view all 16 images at the raw image site, filtered for MAHLI images taken on Sol 3079 or if you prefer in an imgur gallery here.
Sol 3079: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
This image was taken by MAHLI onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3079 (2021-04-04T18:45:28.000Z)
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Seven Years, Every Day! – 210405
Abarth SE 037
Lancia 037 Prototype, 1980. The first version of the 037 which was originally produced and owned by Abarth, is to be offered at auction. The car underwent testing both in the wind tunnel and on track and was used as a reconnaissance vehicle in the Acropolis Rally. The car has subsequently been restored to original condition including the mid-mounted, supercharged 1995cc in its original prototype specification
Love this car.
Symmetry Watercolor 70 Butterfly, 1948, M.C. Escher
Making it through the frigid Martian temperatures after being deployed by NASA’s Perseverance rover is a major milestone for the small rotorcraft.
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Survives First Cold Martian Night on Its Own
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has emerged from its first night on the surface of Mars.
Evening temperatures at Jezero Crater can plunge as low as minus 130 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 90 degrees Celsius), which can freeze and crack unprotected electrical components and damage the onboard batteries required for flight. Surviving that first night after being deployed from where it was attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover on April 3 is a major milestone for the 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) rotorcraft. In the days to come, Ingenuity will be the first aircraft to attempt powered, controlled flight on another planet.
“This is the first time that Ingenuity has been on its own on the surface of Mars,” said MiMi Aung, Ingenuity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. “But we now have confirmation that we have the right insulation, the right heaters, and enough energy in its battery to survive the cold night, which is a big win for the team. We’re excited to continue to prepare Ingenuity for its first flight test.”
Devising a craft small enough to fit onto the rover, light enough to fly in Mars’ thin atmosphere, yet hardy enough to withstand the Martian cold presented significant challenges. To ensure the solar array atop the helicopter’s rotors could begin getting sunlight as soon as possible, Perseverance was instructed to move away from Ingenuity shortly after deploying it.
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Sol 44: The rover has turned in place and imaged the helicopter with it mast mounted Navcam.
Right Navigation Camera (cropped)
Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Right Navigation Camera (Navcam).
The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving.
This image was acquired on Apr. 5, 2021 (Sol 44) at the local mean solar time of 14:02:08.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This is a carnivorous deep-sea organism called harp sponge. Image by MBARI
Most sponges are simple filter feeders—they eat small plankton and bacteria that they ‘filter’ from the surrounding water which they pump through their bodies. But in 2012, scientists on a research voyage off the coast of northern California discovered a sponge that uses small hooks along its vertical branches to entrap and devour larger, more nutrient-dense prey, like small crustaceans. The sponge’s elegant structure, which it likely evolved to maximize the area available for snaring food, inspired scientists to name the carnivorous deep-sea predator the harp sponge (Chondrocladia lyra).
Utsuro-Bune A Japanese Legend From 1803
I remember seeing this case many years ago. There wasn’t much info and it faded quickly. I think it’s pretty neat. That’s a good size box, too, eh. It would be interesting to see if there were any follow up tales.
Gravity Waves over Mont Mercou
ETA: Fixed the video. Sorry about that! some glitch in the conversion, or dropped something in the upload. IDK
Also, sorry about the frequent downtime. Site’s too big, image-wise, eh. Especially the postmeta table. Lawd. Workin’ on it.