This is important to reiterate time and time again. Hopefully, people will realize what is actually going on. This will not, however, come out of your TV, radio or newspaper.

Comparative Worldwide Death Rates Does Not Reflect Pandemic Numbers

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posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 10:11 AM
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In another thread a poster asked people to compare the death rate worldwide during this so-called pandemic and assess it from what are own eyes see.

I had already done this assessment for other countries like Canada and found no extra deaths comparatively.
But when you extend it to the whole world, and the media says tons of people are dying, yet they were always dying in the exact same numbers. So what changed they just started obsessively reporting the deaths. The death count is in the news every day, the number of people testing positive even if they aren’t sick is in the news everyday.
This massive propaganda campaign has worked brilliantly even on intelligent people.

But the numbers tell the real truth. Around the same amount of people are dying as they always have worldwide, which means we are not in any pandemic. And nasty respiratory influenzas went around like it had in many previous years where many people got sick and some died but it largely stayed out of the news.

world deaths

A real pandemic would have seen the death rate go over 10%, instead it stayed in the 7% range as it has since 2009.
Simple percentile math denies the COVID scamdemic.

It should be called a plandemic, since it was, in fact well-planned and quite long ago. But, hey, scamdemic works, too, eh.

To illustrate the long ago planning part, there is this from the DoD from over 51 years ago:



Note this as well:




Peter Evans

Jun 24, 2020

@TOPublicHealth I’d like to understand why you are instructing the media to record any death as a COVID death even if the death was caused by unrelated conditions/reasons according to doctors.

Toronto Public Health

Individuals who have died with COVID-19, but not as a result of COVID-19 are included in the case counts for COVID-19 deaths in Toronto.

4:27 PM · Jun 24, 2020

I am truly stunned at how well the control mechanisms have worked and continue to and the horrible consequences of it that I see manifesting all around me. It makes me sick to my stomach and very sad.


Watch Stars Orbit Milky Way’s Black Hole in Nearly 20-Year Time-Lapse

Jul 31, 2018

The NACO instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope was used to create this time-lapse video of stars orbiting the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole over the course of nearly 20 years. — Star Zooms Past Monster Black Hole, Confirms Relativity: www.space.com/41291-relativity…

Credit: ESO/MPE

HERE’S AN ARTICLE that goes into a lot more detail about what we see in the video, and relativity.

From the link.

For the first time ever, researchers have watched a star race past the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, verifying that its motion showed the effects of general relativity, as predicted by Albert Einstein.
The stars of the Milky Way orbit a gargantuan black hole called Sagittarius A*, which is generally quiet as viewed from Earth, except for ripping apart the occasional object that ventures too close. The black hole’s mass is 4 million times that of the sun, and it exhibits our galaxy’s strongest gravitational field, making it — and a small group of stars orbiting it at high speed — a perfect proving ground for the extreme effects predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

This wont be news to some as its 3 years old. But what great video, 20 year timelapse…

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posted on Apr, 27 2021 @ 02:34 PM

This is just excellent!


The tallest mallard duck to have ever lived


Posted 5 hours ago by u/Grey_Machii

The tallest mallard duck to have ever lived (since records began) known as ‘Long Boi’ he lives on the campus of the University of York, England. He stands just over 1m tall (3.5ft).


Ingenuity snaps Perseverance on Flight #3

Posted to r/PerseveranceRover 36 minutes ago by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor

Ingenuity snaps Perseverance on Flight #3

paulhammond5155, Top contributor, 31 minutes ago · edited 15 minutes ago

EDIT: This is an unofficial version of the image

I’ll share the official / full resolution version as soon as it is released


It is very small, at the upper left corner.

And here’s the official image:

ginny snap

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor, 17 hours ago

Ingenuity Spots Perseverance From the Air (Official version)

paulhammond5155, Top contributor, 16 hours ago

I believe we’ve all been waiting for this image since we found out there was a camera on the helicopter they were building years ago

If they get to a sufficient elevation on flight 4 or 5 we could get a version from about 60 meters which could be a big improvement on this snap, but if this is all we get it’ll do me just fine 🙂

paulhammond5155, Top contributor, 17 hours ago

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is visible in the upper left corner of this image the agency’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took during its third flight, on April 25, 2021. The helicopter was flying at an altitude of 16 feet (5 meters) and roughly 279 feet (85 meters) from the rover at the time.

Annotated version: photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA24625_fig1_thumb.jpg

Zoom on the rover: photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA24625_fig2_thumb.jpg

Source: photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA24625

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Martian water accumulating on the legs of the Phoenix Mars Lander


Posted 4 hours ago by u/HerbziKal

Martian water accumulating on the legs of the Phoenix Mars Lander

Yes! I remember. All the lansers experienced this. It never got much official action, but independents like my friend Sir Charles Shults of Xenotech Research back then, (Shults Laboratories now), and a few others did a fab job of relieving that situation.


Teddy Tzanetos


Posted by u/wemartians, WeMartians Podcast, 1 hour ago

Conversation with JPL Helicopter Engineer on the engineering behind Ingenuity’s historic flight in Jezero Crater (WeMartians Podcast)


98 – Ingenuity Takes Flight (feat. Teddy Tzanetos)

Episode (45:19)

NASA made history this week as it flew Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter, for the first time. The small technology demonstrator is the first powered aircraft to fly on another planet. JPL engineer Teddy Tzanetos joins Jake to talk about how it works, how it came together, and what he hopes its success does for space exploration.

We talk Ingenuity the Mars Helicopter


Góngora from Vingt poëmes

Góngora from Vingt poëmes, Pablo Picasso, 1948, MoMA: Drawings and Prints

The Louis E. Stern Collection

Size: composition (irreg.): 11 5/8 x 9 1/4″ (29.5 x 23.5 cm); page: 14 15/16 x 11 1/8″ (38 x 28.2 cm) Medium: Aquatint from an illustrated book with 26 aquatints (ten with drypoint, six with engraving, and two with etching), 14 drypoints (one with engraving), and one engraving





Posted by u/Scaulbylausis, 5 hours ago

A trepanation was performed on this Inca skull and a gold plate was used as an implant that shows clear bone reconstruction and osseointegration, that is, the patient survived.


midrandom, 4 hours ago

This skull is in the Museum of Gold, in Lima, Peru and is about 1600 years old. Here’s some info about the history of cranioplasty, including a reference to this individual.




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Posted by u/atomcrusher, 2 hours ago

Ingenuity’s third flight in real-time! NASA might’ve beaten me to it, but I still think this video built from the raw frames is sharper and more immersive.


atomcrusher, 2 hours ago

For info on the process I use, check out the first flight post!

So this time, NASA released a real-time video way ahead of the frames appearing in the raw imagery collection. I’m not sure why that’d be the case.

I was tempted to not post this video, but personally I like this higher-contrast video better than the NASA-released version. I’m not sure whether theirs is post-processing or if the frames I use are, but it seems much sharper and clearer.

Thanks to everyone who’s left nice comments on these videos, I never expected they would gain so much traction.


Just in from Al…

How Actress Hedy Lamarr Became the Inventor Responsible for Your Wi-Fi Connection

Lauren Grace
April 26, 2021

Today, wireless communication is something we tend to take for granted. Most of us probably have no idea how our Bluetooth devices, cell phones, and Wi-Fi networks function. It might surprise you to know that the technology behind them was invented during WWII by a talented actor and an avant-garde pianist.

By 1940, Hedy Lamarr’s stunning looks and captivating sensuality had made her one of the most sought-after stars in the United States. On the outside, she embodied the style of a classic Hollywood bombshell, from a glamorous persona to an almost stereotypical slew of failed marriages. On the inside, Lamarr was a brilliant inventor who longed to contribute to the war effort as Nazi submarines dominated the Atlantic.

‘The most beautiful woman in the world’

It was movie mogul Louis B. Mayer who gave actor Hedwig Kiesler that title and the name Lamarr after she signed on with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1937. The Austrian-born beauty was blessed with raven hair, a shapely figure, and striking eyes that reportedly varied in color from hazel to bluish-green. According to The Guardian, actor George Sanders described her as “so beautiful that everybody would stop talking when she came into a room.”

Lamarr was discovered by Max Reinhardt and attended acting classes at his drama school in Berlin. “I had heard father and mother speak of the wonderful Max Reinhardt, so I hurried that day to his theatre,” Lamarr is quoted as saying on IMDb. “I stood in the back and watched his pupils rehearse. Then an elderly man approached me. He said almost gruffly, ‘I don’t like to have people stare at my work. If you must watch, at least join in with the rest.’ I was petrified. Too scared to move. But I did. I was assigned several lines. Later I asked who he was. He was the celebrated theatrical producer, Max Reinhardt, himself.”

She began appearing in German films at the age of 16. At 18 she gained international fame and notoriety as the adulterous wife of an older man in the 1933 Czechoslovakian film, Ecstasy. The movie was considered shocking and controversial because Lamarr appeared nude and in the first sex scene in film history, according to Marie Claire. She worked in 35 films over the course of her 28-year acting career and is best known today for her sultry performance in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 blockbuster, Sampson and Delilah, which won two Oscars.

The brilliant mind of Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr

PBS NewsHour
Mar 10, 2018

The actress Hedy Lamarr captivated audiences during the 1930s and 1940s in films like “Algiers” and “Ziegfeld Girl,” and became known as an iconic beauty. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” a new documentary, showcases her overlooked achievements in technology, including her work on an invention that helped form the basis for Wi-Fi. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson spoke to Alexandra Dean, director of the film, which airs May 18 on American Masters.

Lamarr invents a secret torpedo guidance system

How Hedy Lamarr Developed a Secret Communications System

American Masters PBS
May 14, 2018

The breakdown behind Hedy Lamarr’s frequency hopping technology

Learn what inspired Hedy Lamarr to create frequency hopping, a type of secure radio communication to help combat the Nazis in World War II.

Wow! Who knew!

There’s even more! Click here for the rest…


Perseverance Rover’s Mastcam-Z Captures Ingenuity’s Third Flight

jplNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Apr 25, 2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter takes off and lands in this video captured on April 25, 2021, by Mastcam-Z, an imager aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. As expected, the helicopter flew out of its field of vision while completing a flight plan that took it 164 feet (50 meters) downrange of the landing spot. Keep watching, the helicopter will return to stick the landing. Top speed for today’s flight was about 2 meters per second, or about 4.5 miles-per-hour.

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was built by JPL, which also manages this technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters. It is supported by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and Space Technology Mission Directorate. NASA’s Ames Research Center and Langley Research Center provided significant flight performance analysis and technical assistance during Ingenuity’s development.

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust). Subsequent NASA missions, in cooperation with ESA (European Space Agency), would send spacecraft to Mars to collect these sealed samples from the surface and return them to Earth for in-depth analysis. The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission is part of NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration approach, which includes Artemis missions to the Moon that will help prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and manages operations of the Perseverance rover.

For more about Perseverance: -mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/ -nasa.gov/perseverance
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS



Originally posted at What’s All This, Then? on June 4th, 2009.

luna strange

Sticking with the lunar theme, here we have a crop from a moon photo, AS16-116-18603, taken by the crew of Apollo 16. The original, as released, can be found at a couple of places, though the Apollo Archive has the cleanest one. There are a couple of other pictures of this spot as well. Inspiration to do some personal exploration into these photos was provided by Keith Laney via his page on this image entitled Apollo Digs #2.

Above we see a crop of the main grouping of strange objects in this apparent junkpile on the surface. The astronauts, Commander John W. Young and Lunar Module Pilot Charles M. Duke Jr., made it a point to get a few shots of this scene and they took one of an intrepid explorer posing nicely alongside it, digging into the ground for samples. Apparent is what seems to be a pile of half-buried and lightly encrusted hardware; a slab sticking upright at a jaunty angle, a flared cylinder just beyond it, to its right a solid cylindrical shaft and a few smaller suspicious objects closer to the camera to boot… hmmm.

This image puts a serious stretch to the believability band regarding the remote possibility that these objects could have come to be eroded into these shapes… and all together like this… via a natural course of events.

The one right below is shaped very, very much like a support base, or perhaps a shelf extension to a desk, complete with a reinforcing bar and stand on its underside. Note the nicely radiused corner. Note that although sturdy it’s not that thick and said thickness is uniform. The support bar/stand assembly is pretty heavy duty, good for holding up something reasonably weighty. I wonder if they took this thing back with them. I certainly would have.

luna strange

Below is item two in the series, just to the right of our slab above, a cylindrical shape of robust thickness and uniformity with a well defined lip and what looks like a circular depression at the center of the interior surface. What appear as gear-like teeth can be seen along the rim. A couple of small “rocks” in front of it are mighty gear-looking as well. Could this really be erosion, or pareidolia? How? Tell me!

The Astronauts were obviously most intrigued by these objects – and they were right there – up close and personal. And being deadly serious military men I imagine they truly didn’t have either the time or the inclination to mess about.

So, here they be. Make of them what you will…

luna strange


full version of Curiosity at Mont Mercou


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I think it’s time that we see the full version of Curiosity at Mt. Mercou

4 hours ago · edited 4 hours ago

I know you have probably already seen Curiosity at Mont Mercou before, but hopefully you haven’t seen it quite like this. Unlike many of the others Mont Mercou panorama’s I have seen, this one aims to use as many of the original images as possible.

I did this by stitching together 60 images from MAHLI (MArs Hand Lens Imager) in Microsoft ICE. The stereographic projection seemed to work best for this image given how much of the full 360 degrees the 60 images take up. After that, I brought it into Photoshop for some curves and color editing. I know the sky doesn’t quite look right, and that’s because it isn’t. I only started using Photoshop about two weeks ago and any tips about filling in Martian skies will be much appreciated. You will also notice that there are areas chopped off of the edge; that was intentional. The full panorama was even bigger than this and the edges were all relatively low resolution and curvy because of the distortion needed to create a flat image out of what is essentially a photosphere. Since cutting off enough of the image to create a perfect rectangle took off way too much information for my liking, and because the original version was too big and didn’t look that good anyway, I decided to go with this hybrid approach. I know almost all space pictures are perfectly rectangular, but I’m happy with the result. Feel free to let me know what you think about this design choice.

All images taken on Sol 3070


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Edit: I know that the title says Mt., it’s supposed to say Mont

1 hour ago

It’s amazing how corroded and broken the two nearest wheels are . How did they get so busted?

9 minutes ago

The wheels are made of a very thin (0.75mm/0.030in) aluminum skin supported by thicker “grousers” (ribs). The grousers are the structural members which support the rover on the ground and provide tractive force. The skin is there to keep the rover from sinking in loose sand.

Those tears started showing up about 15 months into the mission, and the tl;dr of it is that it’s metal fatigue. If you bend a paper clip back and forth, it’ll eventually break from fatigue at the bend. The same thing happened to the skin of the wheels. As the wheels rotated around loading and unloading, it flexed the metal causing fatigue on the skin until it eventually broke.

The result of those tears is that Curiosity isn’t as capable on loose sand as it was designed to be.

Perseverance’s wheels are designed more robustly as a result of this. The skin is almost a millimeter thicker, the chevron shaped grousers were replaced with gently curved ones, and there are 48 of them instead of 24.





Countless, Very Long Translucent Fibers Fall Onto Farm Fields In Northwest Ohio

Note – We received this from a farmer in Ohio. If anyone has similar experiences,
please send in a Comment and we’ll notify Dan and add it to his email. ‘They’ are
dumping nanotech whenever they want to. Might be linked to GeoEngineering
but there are endless possibilities. – Jeff


I’m a farmer in NW Ohio and while checking our fields this afternoon, the sun’s glare and millions of reflecting translucent long fibers caught my attention. I’m used to seeing the occasion spider web in the sun but nothing like this. I’ve never seen continual fibers that were easily 200-300 yards long. When I searched the internet for any information I found your past articles. Have you uncovered any additional information or intent since the early 2000’s? The threads were so thick I was able to grab hundreds with my finger and as I did they broke apart like glass. Curious and taking advantage of the sun angle I drove 10-20 miles west of our location and these fibers were everywhere, fields, trees, tv antennas etc. I did notice the fibers appeared to be laid in the same direction, northwest, with no cross direction overlap. We have had noticeably more air traffic in the past 5 days than usual which I’m sure contributed to this. If the “jab” isn’t killing enough of us…now this?

Any feedback you may have is welcome.


Wow, man, this is weird.

I am intrigued.

Why are there no photos, though?


Six Videos Of Moving Nano Fibers In Face Masks
You Are Inhaling Them Or They Are Crawling Into You

Collected By Jeff Rense

Face Mask With Moving Nano Fibers – Video 1

Face Mask With Moving Nano Fibers – Video 3 Germany

For the rest of the videos go to the OP. I could only get these two on here.

The implications of this are unpleasant to consider.

I did get this one off the Rense homepage.


First Aerial Color Image of Mars


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First Aerial Color Image of Mars

6 hours ago

This is the first color image of the Martian surface taken by an aerial vehicle while it was aloft. The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured it with its color camera during its second successful flight test on April 22, 2021. At the time this image, Ingenuity was 17 feet (5.2 meters) above the surface and pitching (moving the camera’s field of view upward) so the helicopter could begin its 7-foot (2-meter) translation to the west – away from the rover. The image, as well as the inset showing a closeup of a portion of the tracks the Perseverance Mars rover and Mars surface features, demonstrates the utility of scouting Martian terrain from an aerial perspective.

The winding parallel discolorations in the surface reveal the tread of the six-wheeled rover. Perseverance itself is located top center, just out frame. “Wright Brothers Field” is in the vicinity of the helicopter’s shadow, bottom center, with the actual point of takeoff of the helicopter just below the image. A portion of the landing pads on two of the helicopter’s four landing legs can be seen in on the left and right sides of the image, and a small portion of the horizon can be seen at the upper right and left corners.

Mounted in the helicopter’s fuselage and pointed approximately 22 degree below the horizon, Ingenuity’s high-resolution color camera contains a 4208-by-3120-pixel sensor.

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was built by JPL, which also manages this technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters. It is supported by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and Space Technology Mission Directorate. NASA’s Ames Research Center and Langley Research Center provided significant flight performance analysis and technical assistance during Ingenuity’s development. AeroVironment Inc., Qualcomm, Snapdragon, and SolAero also provided design assistance and major vehicle components. The Mars Helicopter Delivery System was designed and manufactured by Lockheed Space Systems, Denver.

Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech


ETA: Hey, here’s the altimeter graph from the first flight:

ginny altitude


Comparison between Ingenuity’s first and second flight


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Comparison between Ingenuity’s first and second flight


Ingenuity completed second successful flight!


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Ingenuity completed second successful flight!


crete ufo

The wonderful Crete UFO from 2012 as was reported in an ATS exclusive – Crete UFO Image Captured – What Is It?

crete ufo

Fabulous! With superb analysis, of course.


Adolf Hitler

Never trust a person who isn’t having at least one crisis.”
— Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – Feb. 13, 1962, 3pm, Bolivia)


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 – mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim… mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…


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.”




Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
3 hours ago

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



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


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

12 minutes ago

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

1 hour ago

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

11 hours ago · edited 10 hours ago

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?

10 hours ago

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



dust devil

Dust Devil? Sol 52: It appears on both the left & right frames (stereo pair)

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Credit to a member over on UMSF

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Mars Perseverance Sol 52: Left Navigation Camera (Navcam)

  • Credit to ‘MahFL’ over on UMSF who spotted and reported this candidate dust devil.

  • 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 14:35:33.

  • Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

  • Source


Ingenuity SOL 52 Updates – Flight delayed further – Perseverance Spots Dust Devil near Airfield

Apr 13, 2021

NASA has release new images for SOL 52, April 13th 2021. The Ingenuity team has further delayed the flight to a future unknown date as Ingenuity needs a crucial software update and installation. The Team is confident of the achieving the key milestones and the helicopter is still safe and healthy. Meanwhile Perseverance Spots a Dust Devil near the Airfield, will it be a concern for the small ingenuity waiting during its wait for the installation ? Meanwhile perseverance continued with its scientific experiments using its robotic arm.

Image credits – NASA / JPL / CALTECH
Image Source – mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…


Ingenuity Update from PerseveranceRover

Ingenuity Update


“Our best estimate of a targeted flight date is fluid right now, but we are working toward achieving these milestones and will set a flight date next week.”

A copy of the Blog in case anyone has issues opening it:-

The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter’s rotors. Over the weekend, the team considered and tested multiple potential solutions to this issue, concluding that minor modification and reinstallation of Ingenuity’s flight control software is the most robust path forward. This software update will modify the process by which the two flight controllers boot up, allowing the hardware and software to safely transition to the flight state. Modifications to the flight software are being independently reviewed and validated today and tomorrow in testbeds at JPL.

While the development of the new software change is straightforward, the process of validating it and completing its uplink to Ingenuity will take some time. A detailed timeline for rescheduling the high-speed spin-up test and first flight is still in process. The process of updating Ingenuity’s flight control software will follow established processes for validation with careful and deliberate steps to move the new software through the rover to the base station and then to the helicopter. Intermediate milestones include:

• Diagnose the issue and develop potential solutions
• Develop/validate and upload software
• Load flight software onto flight controllers
• Boot Ingenuity on new flight software

Once we have passed these milestones, we will prepare Ingenuity for its first flight, which will take several sols, or Mars days. Our best estimate of a targeted flight date is fluid right now, but we are working toward achieving these milestones and will set a flight date next week. We are confident in the team’s ability to work through this challenge and prepare for Ingenuity’s historic first controlled powered flight on another planet.

Ingenuity continues to be healthy on the surface on Mars. Critical functions such as power, communications, and thermal control are stable. It is not unexpected for a technology demonstration like this to encounter challenges that need to be worked in real time. The high-risk, high-reward approach we have taken to the first powered, controlled flight on another planet allows us to push the performance envelope in ways we could not with a mission designed to last for years such as Perseverance. In the meantime, while the Ingenuity team does its work, Perseverance will continue to do science with its suite of instruments and is gearing up for a test of the MOXIE technology demonstration.


Very nice =]


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In 1888, a strange black cloud covered the entire English county of Oxfordshire, making all the sheep in the area go completely mad. Exactly five years later, it happened again. The exact nature of both events remains unexplained…

The Great Sheep Panic of 1888

Mar 26, 2021

On the night of November 3rd, 1888, the sheep in England went mad… This video took me the most time to research yet -I will be super happy if you help me share it and give me feedback in the comment section – any feedback is extremely helpful! Also, follow me on Twitter – once I hit 100 subscribers, I plan to start posting there regularly: twitter.com/DisInfluence

Although these incidents are not technically Dark Days, because they only lasted an hour, Dark Days are one of my favorite phenomena.

In any event, I do npt recall ever hearing about this double whammy for some reason. They are incredibly rare and it is so hard to find them or any information or even mentions.

Was the cloud alive?


Tiananmen Square Massacre

A not often seen photo from right after the tanks ran over the incredibly brave protesters.

ETA: Here is the the full photo of the scene, before the one above, also rarely seen.

Tiananmen Square Massacre




NASA: Mars Helicopter Flight Delayed to No Earlier than April 14 from PerseveranceRover

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NASA: Mars Helicopter Flight Delayed to No Earlier than April 14





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Ginny flies on April 12 at 7:30 a.m. UTC (3:30 a.m. EDT)

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Watch NASA TV live from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on April 12 at 3:30 a.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. UTC) as mission teams receive the first data signals from this historic test: go.nasa.gov/3uBJkl9