Mars

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Captured A Mysterious Moving Plane Flying In The Gale Crater Hills

Physics Insight
May 14, 2022

Curiosity, also called Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), U.S. robotic vehicle, designed to explore the surface of Mars, which determined that Mars was once capable of supporting life. The rover was launched by an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 26, 2011, and landed in Gale crater on Mars on August 6, 2012.

These images used in the video were taken by NAV_RIGHT_B (Right Navigation Camera) and NAV_LEFT_B (Left Navigation Camera) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 589 and Sol 2438 (April 3, 2014 and June 16, 2019).

Images and information sources: mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/… www.cnet.com/science/nasa-mar…

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL

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My favorite anomalies on Mars, by far. Not many of them glow, so cool.

 

ROVER CURIOSITY Odd Object Spotted on Sol 3449

Jean Ward
Apr 21, 2022

The photograph analyzed here was taken by Rover Curiosity on Sol 3449.

Here I feature an anomaly I discovered in this photographs. Are we looking at a possible fossil, sculpted object or some kind of destroyed technology. I estimate the size of object featured to be approximately three to four inches across. This is the fourth anomaly I discovered in rover photographs that looks like an object with a slot or handle-type appendage to it.

As always, until we get to see these anomalies up close and personal, I can only speculate as to what these objects might be. My Blog Post featuring: ROVER CURIOSITY Odd Object Spotted on Sol 3449:’ mars.raptorzone.co.za/2022/04…

Original NASA Source: mars.nasa.gov/raw_images/1055…

What, exactly, is going on here?

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Caught Two Mysterious UFOs while Driving Toward Jezero River Delta On Mars

Physics Insight
Apr 13, 2022

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is using its self-driving capabilities as it treks across Jezero Crater seeking signs of ancient life and gathering rock and soil samples for planned return to Earth. Perseverance is currently driving towards Jezero river delta avoiding hazards in its way. NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images using its onboard Navigation Cameras (NavCams). These images were acquired on April 11, 2022 (Sol 406).

Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS
Sources:
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/missio…

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Martian UFOs are the best!

 

Mysterious Light on Mars | Life on Mars | Marte Rovers

Quick Solutions – Data
Sep 2, 2021

Mars Rover Opportunity spotted Strange Light Source on Mars Surface on SOL 00123 of it’s Mission. What is it? ? Alien Spacecraft? or One of Ours? or Mysterious light? or Space junk? Is it indicate Life on Mars?

Please let us know in comment below. Perseverance Rover is also at Mars Now. (Planeta Marte)

Image source: mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all…

Credit: NASA.GOV NASA/JPL/Cornell

Video Creator: Quick Solutions – Data bit.ly/3t5waM9

This is one weirdly shaped light. What could possibly cause such a result? Is NASA looking into it?

 

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Captured A Mysterious White Plane Flying In Gale Crater Near Foggy Hills

Physics Insight
Mar 11, 2022

These images used in the video were taken by NAV_RIGHT_B (Right Navigation Camera) and NAV_LEFT_B (Left Navigation Camera) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 589 and Sol 2438 (April 3, 2014 and June 16, 2019) and by Mars perseverance rover in Jezero crater when it landed in February 2021.

Sources:
mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/…
www.cnet.com/science/nasa-mar…
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL

Oh, how I love Martian UFOs!!!

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After Landing NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Caught Strange White Light In Its Far Front On Mars

Physics Insight
Feb 25, 2022

These images of the video were taken on Feb. 20, 2021, by the Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, was stitched together from six individual images after they were sent back to Earth. 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. 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.

Source: mars.nasa.gov/resources/25622…

Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

After 7th Mars Sample Collection Perseverance Rover Captured Mysterious Oval Shaped Light Over Hill

Physics Insight
Mar 9, 2022

The Perseverance Rover recently collected its seventh Martian rock sample. NASA recently reported that its Mars Rover, Perseverance, has collected its seventh core sample. The rock sample Perseverance acquired was drilled from another Martian rock within the Jezero Crater. Perseverance’s mission is to find signs of ancient life on the Red Planet and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) to return to Earth for study and analysis. The rover is also tasked to explore the Jezero Crater and assess ancient habitability. Perseverance is also designed to demonstrate the technology needed for future robotic and human exploration in the future. These images of Mars taken by Perseverance belong to March 3 and 7.

Sources:
www.itechpost.com/articles/10…
www.space.com/mars-rover-pers…
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

 

NASA’s Curiosity Rover captures clouds directly above it

HotViralNews
Feb 18, 2022

NASA’s Curiosity rover captures stunning footage of the Martian sky with clouds of carbon dioxide ice passing by overhead

NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured mesmerising footage of the Martian clouds
Rather than being made of water the clouds are composed of carbon dioxide ice
This is because of how high they are on Mars, nearly 50 miles above the surface
Captured by Curiosity on the 3,325th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission

Mesmerising footage of the Martian sky showing clouds drifting overhead has been captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

But rather than being made of water like on Earth, these are composed of carbon dioxide ice because of how high they are on the Red Planet.

Martian clouds are very faint in the atmosphere, so special imaging techniques are needed to see them and produce footage like these two eight-second clips.

They were made using images taken by Curiosity on the 3,325th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission, on December 12, 2021.

In one clip, shadows from the clouds can be seen drifting across the terrain, while the other captures the clouds in the sky directly above Curiosity.

Scientists can calculate how fast the clouds are moving and how high they are in the sky by comparing the two perspectives.

The clouds are very high, nearly 50 miles (80 km) above the surface.

As it is extremely cold at that height, NASA said they are likely to be made of carbon dioxide ice as opposed to water ice clouds, which are typically found at lower altitude.

To be able to see the faint Martian clouds, multiple images are taken to get a clear, static background.

That allows anything else moving within the image (like clouds or shadows) to become visible after subtracting this static background from each individual image, the US space agency said.

The Curiosity mission is led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech in Pasadena, California.

Curiosity landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, and since has been roaming around Gale Crater collecting and analysing rock samples, relaying the data back to Earth.

Last month scientists revealed that carbon discovered in Martian sediments by the rover had three plausible origins — including being a chemical trace of ancient microscopic life.

That was the conclusion of Pennsylvania State-led experts, who said the carbon may also have come from cosmic dust or the ultraviolet breakdown of carbon dioxide.

The bacterial theory involves methane, produced by microorganisms living underground, being broken down by ultraviolet radiation on reaching the surface.

All three of these scenarios, the researchers explained, are ‘unconventional’, in that they are quite ‘unlike processes common on Earth.’

Curiosity is not the newest rover on Mars — that honour belongs to Perseverance, which arrived with NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter in February this year and is searching for ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.

The Mars Curiosity rover was initially launched from Cape Canaveral, an American Air Force station in Florida on November 26, 2011.

After embarking on a 350 million mile (560 million km) journey, the £1.8 billion ($2.5 billion) research vehicle touched down only 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the earmarked landing spot.

The car-sized rover was initially intended to be a two-year mission to gather information to help answer if the planet could support life, has liquid water, study the climate and the geology of Mars.

Due to its success, the mission has been extended indefinitely and has now been active for over 3,000 days.

Sweet!

See also www.space.com…

“On August 6th 2022 Curiosity rover will have been on Mars to 10 years , doesn’t time fly by , just like those clouds.”
— gortex

 

From the latest batch of Perseverance Photos.

mars.nasa.gov…

This image was acquired on Feb. 12, 2022 (Sol 349)

Cool… woo incoming in 3.. 2.. 1.. lol

 

Mars Perseverance Rover Capture Flight of Unknown Object over Mars Mountains

thebhp
Feb 10, 2022

We NEED to know WHAT these things are.

Especially as we are going to be walking around up there soon, eh.

 

Liquid Water 1.5 km under Mars surface detected via Radio Echo Radar

iGadgetPro
Feb 7, 2022

European Space Agency and NASA found Liquid Water deposits under South Pole of Mars using MARSIS Radar instrument. Science article presents strong radar echoes from the bottom of the Martian southern polar deposits are interpreted as being due to the presence of liquid water under 1.5 km of ice. Finally it is possible, that under huge layer of ice there could probably be lakes and flowing Martian rivers. Radio Echo Sounding (RES) is a suitable technique to resolve this dispute, because low frequency radars have been used extensively and successfully to detect liquid water at the bottom of terrestrial polar ice sheets. Sound/acoustic radar means that frequency of transmitted signal is quite low. The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) instrument on the Mars Express spacecraft is used to perform RES experiments at Mars.

Credit: esa.int, nasa.gov, ESA/NASA/JPL/Univ. Rome; R. Orosei et al 2018

Source science article: www.science.org/doi/10.1126/s…
Source for ESA’s image of Mars crater: esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2018/12/Plan_view_of_Korolev_crater

WooHoo! This is Fantabulous News!

 

Before Sunset A Mysterious UFO Was Captured In Two Different Places By Mars Perseverance Rover

Physics Insight
Feb 3, 2022

Navigation Camera (Navcam) onboard NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images on Feb. 3, 2022 (Sol 340).
The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving.

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Source: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim… Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Good stuff here.

Mars Perseverance Rover Find Unidentified Flying Object on Mars

thebhp
Feb 4, 2022

25 seconds, as usual. One of the segmented type. No info provided, as usual. These things rock. I mean, really, eh.

 

David Oates Finds Shocking Reversals During Apollo 12 Mission – Listen (Jeff Rense show)

These findings are pretty weird. Something’s amiss, certainly.

 

Good God, look at them all… And I only went back 5 months!

Still no official acknowledgement…

What are they?

Dig it.

 

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Caught A Mysterious Black Flying Extraterrestrial In Mars Sky

Physics Insight
Jan 23, 2022

These images of the video of Mars have been taken on April 4, 2021 by Perseverance rover’s Cameras. Before the Martian sky is clear and there is nothing to see in the sky. Suddenly in the same place in another images a mysterious black object appeared in the sky. Note: NASA has not confirmed about these images yet that what could these mysterious objects be.

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Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Source: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

This is exciting!

UPDATE: Here is another example, from a youtuber that reveals zero information like the image number. That said, the image is displayed, albeit briefly. This video only has 21 seconds of info at the start. The rest is scanning the ground aimlessly. But, having said that, here it is and note that it has the same look and basic form as the ones I have been sharing of late.

Peace.

 

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Captured A Mysterious Moving Object In Three Different Places

Physics Insight
Jan 20, 2022

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images used in the video using its Mastcam-Z camera on July 4, 2021 (Sol 132). Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast. Note: The black object has not been confirmed by NASA JPL team that what exactly is this object.

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Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU Sources: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

That is really an awesome thing to see. I am going with a lifeform of some kind.

 

Charles W. Shults III

Wow, I made another amazing crinoid find! Curiosity, sol 3344. Color markup. Violet, crinoid calyx/tentacles. Green, segments “stems”. Much more to come. Bring on the theologians, because nobody ever expects the inquisition.

Hey, come to my crinoid gallery and see some of the many finds. Here is the link: shultslaboratories.com/FossilHall04.html

And, I am still doing Fermi Paradox classes every Monday evening. Sign up here. Tomorrow’s class is Life in Space. It’s going to be very, very interesting.

www.shultslaboratories.com/USCClassFermi.html

The evidence just keeps on coming.

Charles’ passion for this quest is a treasure.

 

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Caught A Mysterious Flying Extraterrestrial Object In The Mars Sky

Physics Insight
Dec 26, 2021

These images were snapped by Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity in the Gale Crater on Sol 3333 (2021-12-21). The images contain a black mysterious object flying in the sky. The object has been captured in some images and not in all images. It means that this is not dust on the camera lens but else some strange creature spaceship or UFO.

Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Source: mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/…

This is so exciting!

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Captured Artificial Objects Or Possibly UFO Debris Shining On Mars Surface

Physics Insight
Jan 1, 2022

These all images used in the video were acquired on Dec. 30, 2021 (Sol 306). These images have been taken via onboard Front Hazard Avoidance Camera A and Navigation Camera (Navcam). The image at 2:12 , has been taken on Feb. 20, 2021, by the Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover right after its landing on Mars surface.

How long will they continue to be ignored?

 

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Caught A Mysterious Flying Extraterrestrial Object In The Mars Sky

Physics Insight
Dec 26, 2021

These images were snapped by Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity in the Gale Crater on Sol 3333 (2021-12-21).

The images contain a black mysterious object flying in the sky. The object has been captured in some images and not in all images. It means that this is not dust on the camera lens but else some strange creature spaceship or UFO.

Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Source: mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/…

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These critters are my favorite Martian subject. And it is getting better all the time. I call again for video. Nice, clear video.

 

Curiosity Rover – SOL 554 – head statue of a human-like being with a creepy grinning expression

Posted by u/UFOLOGY_SHORTS

Source

 

What Is Flying Near The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter? ~ 12/10/2021

MARS ANOMALIES and BEYOND
Dec 10, 2021

*Please Watch to the End ** Watch in HD and Full Screen As always, look for the picture links at the bottom of the description. Thanks for Watching! Best Regards, Chris….

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Hello folks. Credit for the original video goes to iGadgetPro. LINK BELOW .

During Ingenuity’s 16th flight, it’s camera caught an anomaly. So what is it? This is my analysis. Check it out and then drop your thoughts below. Thanks for watching. ~ Chris

*LINK/s BELOW*

1) iGadgetPro’s Video LINK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6xNCQJ6uCQ

2) NASA / JPL / Caltech photo page LINK: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/HNM_0268_0690732246_063ECM_N0160001HELI01226_0000LUJ

3) My video ” More Birds / Bugs flying In The Martian Skies ?!” video LINK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydwSKpcKx9U&t=390s

This one is most intriguing. And nicely woo-free.

 

This Is What the Surface of Mars Sounds Like! Real Sound Recordings 2021 (4K UHD)

V101 Science
Nov 12, 2021

Nasa’s Perseverance Rover

Nasa’s Perseverance Rover has already sent back more than 160 thousand images from the surface of Mars, but what about the sound of Mars? It is, after all, equipped with a microphone? The first-ever to be sent to the red planet successfully. Let’s listen in and find out what Perseverance has heard so far. Sit back, relax and enjoy the real sounds of an alien world.

Chapters
0:00 Brief history of Mars
1:28 The microphones on Mars
2:45 How we hear sound
3:05 What I sound like on Mars
4:12 The sound of wind on Mars
5:10 The sound of Perseverance driving on Mars
6:28 The sound of Ingenuity flying on Mars

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Learn more about the sound of Mars and see what you sound like on Mars here –
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

Music –
Conquering By StereoNuts (Purchased License)
Adrift in the Galaxy by Marco Belloni (Purchased License)

This is nice. Has some good clips, more than the NASA vid, plus how the poster’s voice sounds on Mars. Surprising to hear, but, it can be no other way. To wit, “Ya canna break the laws o’ physics, laddie.” — LCmdr M Scott

 

Double UFOs Seen Swept Over The Dust Devil In The Martian Sky || Existence Of life On Mars

Physics Insight
Sep 8, 2021

These images are from Perseverance rover on May. 24, 2021 (Sol 92). Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Source: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

 

Two Mysterious Unidentified Flying Objects Over The Red Planet’s Horizon Captured By Perseverance

Physics Insight
Nov 11, 2021

These images used in the video a few months ago of sol 157 or July 30, 2021. The objects in the video might not be UFOs, these might some debris flying in the Martian skies. Also they may be extraterrestrials on Mars. Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Source: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

Excellent!

We need video! We bin needin’ it!

 

The terrain here is more spectacular than I’d expected or even hoped for. [13681x4701px) Roughly assembled L-Mastcam mosaic from sol 3324 using 48 images, view full size

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top Contributor – linkage

 

Sure looks like it.

WOW!

Could this be a Crashed Disc-Shaped Object Spotted Near Ceti Mensa on Mars?

Jean Ward
Dec 3, 2021

The photograph analyzed here (PSP_001984_1735) was acquired by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 29 December 2006 and is described as ‘Swirls of Rock in Candor Chasma.’

Here I feature an anomaly I discovered at a new site in Ceti Mensa in the region Valles Marineris. The anomaly looks like a disc-shaped object which hit the surface of Mars at a very low angle and left a trench behind it. The disc-shaped object measures approximately 12 to 15 metres in diameter. Apart from removing a few sand dunes to highlight the object I didn’t change anything else in the photograph. To see the anomaly for yourselves please download the original JP2 from the NASA link provided below and download HiVIEW to open the JP2 (the anomaly is right there for anyone to see).

Alternatives: Could this possibly be a ramp leading into an underground entrance or is this an incomplete Project Ice-Worm structure? Or are we seeing a strange arc-shaped dune?

As always, until we get to see these anomalies up close and personal, I can only speculate as to what these objects might be.

My Blog Post featuring: ‘Could this be a Crashed Disc-Shaped Object Spotted Near Ceti Mensa on Mars?:’

mars.raptorzone.co.za/2021/12/…

Original NASA Source:

www.uahirise.org/PSP_001984_1735

Please comment below and let me know what you think.

This is most definitely fantastic!

Also see Crashed Flying Saucer on Mars?–Sure Looks Like it! and ‘Crashed Flying Saucer’ Spotted On Mars

ArMaP
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Registered: 6/24/2004
Location: Portugal
Mood:

posted on Dec, 11 2021 @ 01:06 PM
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Here’s a crop of the 658 MB JP2 image, taken at 80% zoom.

As it shows more than the video we can see that:
– the “track” is not completely straight, it makes a slight “S” shape;
– it starts on a raised feature;
– it appears to continue just on the surface to the left of the “UFO”.

An anaglyph (for those with those red/cyan glasses) shows that it’s really a deep “cut” in the ground and that it’s not smooth, as more or less in the middle we can see a slight deviation of the ditch’s walls.

PS: I strongly recommend having a pair of those 3D glasses, these images give us a completely different view of Mars.

(click the images for full size)

One thing I only noticed on the anaglyph was that the “ditch” cuts the small hill just below “south” of it.

In this height map you can get an idea of relative height of the area (click for full size).I marked the area being discussed with a black rectangle.

OneBigMonkeyToo
Member
Registered: 1/30/2016
Location: Behind you
Mood: Simian

posted on Dec, 11 2021 @ 11:27 AM
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For what it’s worth, here are some views of the site from DEM/Ortho data available on the link I posted above, made in QGIS:

Doesn’t look quite so spaceshippy.

Props to ArMaP and OneBigMonkeyToo!

 

MARS UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT. HD Available.

Streetcap1
Dec 25, 2016

MARS UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT. Interesting though.
Link – mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/…

An oldie from the late, great Streetcap1, RIP.

Ahhh, those were the days!

Yes, Martian UFOs are not a new thing at all! This one is very nice, indeed.

 

Need Scale? CGI model rover added to the latest engineering images of the ‘Gap’ processed by Seán Doran

Traversing through this terrain has been on every Mount Sharp Ascent Route (MSAR) since before landing. It’s taken over 9 years to get this far, and if you thing this terrain is cool, wait until they get into the Gediz Vallis Channel and drive along the base of the Ridge… It’s going to be memorable journey 🙂

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top Contributor – linkage

 

Short drive on Sol 283: 5 off Navcam mosaics acquired after the drive

Perfectly placed for another sample? Or maybe to study the sand ripples, or even sample sand. The short drive was ~ENE, so not really sure what prevented them from continuing south. Must have been a good target that they could not say no to?

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

 

Ginny imaged on December 5, 2 hours before flight 17. Will Percy acquire video this time?

317.08 m (1040.28 ft) between the robotic emissaries exploring Jezero Crater. Hiding in plain sight 🙂

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

Peeking out from behind a dune.

 

Extended Workspace with scalebar. Using 28 off Bayer Reconstructed L-MastCam frames from Sols 3313 & 3314.

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top Contributor – linkage

Neat looking pointy white piece on the lower right.

 

Feast your eyes on this rock garden! 45 R-Mastcam frames in this mosaic. View in full resolution 15678×3929 pixels

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top Contributor – linkage

A thing of beauty.

 

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

Dust Devil search on sol 275. No DD’s but great scenery.

Mars Perseverance Sol 275:

Sweet.

 

A Mysterious UFO Light Shining From Underground Martian Surface Spotted By NASA’s Curiosity Rover

Physics Insight
Sep 16, 2021

An image transmitted from Mars to Earth by NASA’s Curiosity rover has some alien enthusiasts seeing the (artificial) light about the possibility of life on Mars. The image, visible at the raw images database from NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory, depicts what appears to be a white speck of something in its upper left-hand portion. Curiosity snapped the image shortly after arriving at the “The Kimberley” waypoint on April 2. These images were taken by NAV_LEFT_B (Left Navigation Camera) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 589 (April 3, 2014).

Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Sources:
www.independent.co.uk/news/sc…
www.theatlantic.com/national/…
mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/…
www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack…
www.space.com/25399-mars-ufo-…

Fascinating!

 

This NASA Satellite Has Just Detected A Huge Miles Long Structure Moving On The Surface Of Mars

Unexplained Mysteries
Nov 4, 2021

This NASA satellite has just detected a huge miles long structure moving on the surface of Mars. Today, we take a look at what this NASA satellite detected on the surface of Mars. In recent years Mars has been featured a lot in the news, and this is because space agencies are gearing up to send various missions there. NASA and other companies like Spacex have been vocal about how they plan to send humans there within the next few decades, with the end plan having various space shuttles carrying humans there daily. It sounds far-fetched but it’s something that researchers have said can happen. Although it can happen though it comes with various obstacles, mainly cost. Setting up something like this will easily go into the billions.

Thank you for watching!
Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

Good stuff. Quite a lot of it, really.

 

Did Ingenuity tangle with a dust devil?

Mars Guy
Nov 21, 2021

Episode 33 On its 15th flight, the Ingenuity helicopter was on the move again after a stand down for solar conjunction and flight testing in the thinning summer atmosphere. On this flight, it may have encountered its first dust devil.

Neato.

 

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s Flight 13: Zoomed-In View From Perseverance

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s Flight 13: Zoomed-In View From Perseverance (issued November 18, 2021)

Recently downlinked imagery of a September flight has allowed the rover imaging team to put together a video of rotorcraft performing to near-perfection.

Video footage from NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s 13th flight on Sept. 4 provides the most detailed look yet of the rotorcraft in action.

Ingenuity is currently prepping for its 16th flight, scheduled to take place no earlier than Saturday, Nov. 20, but the 160.5-second Flight 13 stands out as one of Ingenuity’s most complicated. It involved flying into varied terrain within the “Séítah” geological feature and taking images of an outcrop from multiple angles for the rover team. Acquired from an altitude of 26 feet (8 meters), the images complement those collected during Flight 12, providing valuable insight for Perseverance scientists and rover drivers.

Captured by the rover’s two-camera Mastcam-Z, one video clip of Flight 13 shows a majority of the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft’s flight profile. The other provides a closeup of takeoff and landing, which was acquired as part of a science observation intended to measure the dust plumes generated by the helicopter.

“The value of Mastcam-Z really shines through with these video clips,” said Justin Maki, deputy principal investigator for the Mastcam-Z instrument at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. “Even at 300 meters [328 yards] away, we get a magnificent closeup of takeoff and landing through Mastcam-Z’s ‘right eye.’ And while the helicopter is little more than a speck in the wide view taken through the ‘left eye,’ it gives viewers a good feel for the size of the environment that Ingenuity is exploring.”

During takeoff, Ingenuity kicks up a small plume of dust that the right camera, or “eye,” captures moving to the right of the helicopter during ascent. After its initial climb to planned maximum altitude of 26 feet (8 meters), the helicopter performs a small pirouette to line up its color camera for scouting. Then Ingenuity pitches over, allowing the rotors’ thrust to begin moving it horizontally through the thin Martian air before moving offscreen. Later, the rotorcraft returns and lands in the vicinity of where it took off. The team targeted a different landing spot – about 39 feet (12 meters) from takeoff – to avoid a ripple of sand it landed on at the completion of Flight 12.

Though the view from Mastcam-Z’s left eye shows less of the helicopter and more of Mars than the right, the wide angle provides a glimpse of the unique way that the Ingenuity team programmed the flight to ensure success.

“We took off from the crater floor and flew over an elevated ridgeline before dipping into Séítah,” said Ingenuity Chief Pilot Håvard Grip of JPL. “Since the helicopter’s navigation filter prefers flat terrain, we programmed in a waypoint near the ridgeline, where the helicopter slows down and hovers for a moment. Our flight simulations indicated that this little ‘breather’ would help the helicopter keep track of its heading in spite of the significant terrain variations. It does the same on the way back. It’s awesome to actually get to see this occur, and it reinforces the accuracy of our modeling and our understanding of how to best operate Ingenuity.”

The wide-angle view also shows how Ingenuity maintains altitude during the flight. After an initial ascent to 26 feet (8 meters) altitude, the helicopter’s laser altimeter notes a change in elevation of the terrain below as it heads northeast toward the ridgeline. Ingenuity automatically adjusts, climbing slightly as it approaches the ridge and then descending to remain 26 feet (8 meters) above the undulating surface. Once it flies to the right, out of view, Ingenuity collects 10 images of the rocky outcrop with its color camera before heading back into frame and returning to land in the targeted location.

After Flight 13, Ingenuity went quiet in October, along with NASA’s other Mars spacecraft during Mars solar conjunction, when the Red Planet and Earth are on opposite sides of the Sun, precluding most communications. Following conjunction, Ingenuity performed a short experimental flight test before undertaking Flight 15, which began the multi-flight journey back to the vicinity of “Wright Brothers Field,” its starting point back in April.

Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Direct link to release with additional links etc: mars.nasa.gov/news/9079/nasas-perseverance-captures-challenging-flight-by-mars-helicopter/

This stuff is exciting. I wanna go! I doubt I’d qualify though, lol. Gotta see if my lil buddy is a critter or a rock!

 

I really wish someone in authority would comment on these frequent flyers, but so far it has been ignored.

Perseverance Rover Captured First Aliens’ Spaceship On Mars After A Two-Week Communications Blackout

Physics Insight
Oct 24, 2021

NASA’s entire Mars fleet took a vacation in early October, as the sun blocked communications from Earth in what’s dubbed a solar conjunction. So there was a two-week communications blackout caused by the sun’s being directly between Earth and the Red Planet. These images used in the video have been taken by NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover on October 19, 2021.

Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Source: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…
www.space.com/mars-helicopter…

What is going on?

 

NASA’s Perseverance Rover’s New Driving Video On Mars With Insight Lander’s Recorded Strange Sounds

Physics Insight
Oct 21, 2021

The video shows NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover using its auto-navigation, or AutoNav, technology to drive 548 feet (167 meters) on Sept. 12, 2021, the 200th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

In the end of the video are dinks and donks recorded Sounds of Mars just after sundown on July 16, 2019 (Sol 226).

Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Sources: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…
mars.nasa.gov/news/8517/nasas…
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

Yay! Finally something other than wind. The sounds start at 2:33. Fascinating. Possibly the sound of some rocks contracting with the evening temperature drop. Whatever is causing it, it is definitely pretty strange.

Ooh, from the second link:

INSIGHT MISSION NEWS | October 1, 2019

NASA’s InSight ‘Hears’ Peculiar Sounds on Mars

Put an ear to the ground on Mars and you’ll be rewarded with a symphony of sounds. Granted, you’ll need superhuman hearing, but NASA’s InSight lander comes equipped with a very special “ear.”

The spacecraft’s exquisitely sensitive seismometer, called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS), can pick up vibrations as subtle as a breeze. The instrument was provided by the French space agency, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), and its partners.

SEIS was designed to listen for marsquakes. Scientists want to study how the seismic waves of these quakes move through the planet’s interior, revealing the deep inner structure of Mars for the first time.

But after the seismometer was set down by InSight’s robotic arm, Mars seemed shy. It didn’t produce its first rumbling until this past April, and this first quake turned out to be an odd duck. It had a surprisingly high-frequency seismic signal compared to what the science team has heard since then. Out of more than 100 events detected to date, about 21 are strongly considered to be quakes. The remainder could be quakes as well, but the science team hasn’t ruled out other causes.

So the labeling within the video is wrong, although the title is right; it was not the mics on Percy, but whatever, all good, eh.

 

Jezero Sunset:

Sol 257 at about 6pm local Mars time of Perseverance Rover’s mission on Mars.

Acquired with one of the Mastcam-Z cameras.

Looking out West to record one of the famous blue Martian sunsets.

Presented here in raw colours

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Raw Image: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/ZR0_0257_0689775858_098EBY_N0080000ZCAM01509_0260LMJ

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Extra Energy for Extra-terrestrial Science!: Update for Sols 3294-3295 [details in comments]

Extra Energy for Extra-terrestrial Science!:

Curiosity Rover mission update for Sols 3294-3295:

Written by Mariah Baker, Planetary Geologist at Center for Earth & Planetary Studies, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum,

November 11, 2021.

When the operations team logged on today, we were prepared to pick up where Monday’s team had left off in Curiosity’s ongoing drill campaign at Zechstein. But then we received some news: even though the original plan already included two hefty science blocks, the rover still had extra energy to spare! In order to take advantage of this excess energy, the team added yet another science block to the plan and strategically positioned it to occur in the morning around 8 AM local Martian time. While science blocks typically occur during the middle of the day, this early morning time was desirable because it would provide better illumination for acquiring a ChemCam RMI image of a complex rock outcrop nearby (shown in the Mastcam image above). Plus, the additional heating needed to operate instruments during the cold morning hours would use up more of the rover’s spare energy. In other words, this new morning block was beneficial for both science and operations—a win win!

The other two science blocks in the plan were also filled to the brim with activities: two Mastcam mosaics were planned on local bedrock including target “Hare Stone,” and a third Mastcam mosaic will provide stereo coverage of a curved sand ripple that can be seen from orbit. A ChemCam Passive observation will collect supplementary data on a pebble that was studied previously using ChemCam LIBS. Additional ChemCam LIBS measurements and associated Mastcam documentation images will be acquired on bedrock targets “Tong Saltings” and “Stack of Handa.” A third Mastcam documentation image of the Zechstein drill hole will be used to monitor wind-driven changes in the drill tailings. The rover will also collect a set of environmental Navcam observations including dust devil, suprahorizon, and zenith movies, as well as a line-of-sight image for studying atmospheric dust levels. Even with all the activities planned over the next two sols, the rover is projected to have enough energy entering the plan on Friday for another full weekend of science!

Update links:

Other Links etc:-

Map credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UofA/USGS & F.Nogal

Kindly report any broken links etc in the comments

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The end of a busy day on Mars (Sol 3292)

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Ingenuity helicopter attempts untested flight technique

Mars Guy
Oct 31, 2021

Episode 30 In its first attempt to fly using unproven high-speed rotor spin, Ingenuity decided to abort the flight. It was cleared for a second chance this past week, so how did it do?

 

Sunny weather on Sol 242

source: https://areo.info/mars20/ecams/0242

Posted by u/HolgerIsenberglinkage

Beautiful. I love the blue skies of Mars.

 

“Isolated Araneiform Topography”

This image of the south pole was taken by HiRISE on (87.123°S, 126.291°E) on March 24th, 2007. Araneiform comes “aranea” (Latin) meaning spider; the HiRISE team saw these channels, carved into the surface by CO2 gas erupting from the ground, and thought they looked spider-like. They form after CO2 sublimates as the seasons change causing a build up a gas below the surface. Eventually the surface ruptures, creating these features. To me they look more like neurons but I can see their resemblence to spiders.

The width of this image is about 1 km.

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Geohack link: geohack.toolforge.org/geohack.php?pagename=Feature&params=87.123_S_126.291_E_globe:mars_type:landmark

Posted by u/htmanelski, m o d – linkage

Spiders!

 

Another drive and a great view over ‘Martre’ and the distant Artuby Ridge on sol 238. You can see the wheel tracks where the rover paused at the end of the last drive

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Statistics for this drive

Rover Drive Stats
Number of drives (since landing) 69
Elevation change during drive ▼ -0.00 m -0.01 ft
Elevation change since landing ▲ 0.92 m 3.03 ft
Lowest elevation below landing ▼ -15.96 m -52.36 ft
Highest elevation above landing ▲ 1.84 m 6.03 ft
Total drive distance 2671.49 m 8764.73 ft
Average drive distance 38.16 m 125.21 ft
Longest drive distance 169.85 m 557.27 ft
Shortest drive distance 0.28 m 0.92 ft
.

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Helicopter Stats Source
Number of flights (Tech Demo) 5 8 & 1
Number of flights (Ops Demo) 8 8 & 1
Number of flights (total) 13 04/09/21 sol 193 8 & 1
Current Mission Phase Ops Demo 12
Helicopter Co-ordinates ‘Easting’ 4353834.086 sol 193 8 & 1
Helicopter Co-ordinates ‘Northing’ 1092602.695 sol 193 8 & 1
Helicopter Elevation -2569.83 m -8431.19 ft sol 193 8 & 1
Elev Diff: Perseverance to Ingenuity -0.84 m -2.76 ft sol 239 8 & 1
Distance: Perseverance to Ingenuity 226.75 m 743.94 ft sol 237 3 & 9
Distance: All flights total 2894.67 m 9496.95 ft 8 & 12
Distance: Longest horizontal flight 631.79 m 2072.80 ft sol 133 8 & 12
Distance: Shortest horizontal flight 0.05 m 0.16 ft sol 58 8 & 12
Distance: Average horizontal flight 222.67 m 730.53 ft 8 & 12
Altitude: Highest cruise 12.00 m 39.37 ft 12
Altitude: Lowest cruise 3.00 m 9.84 ft 12
Altitude: Average cruise 8.46 m 27.76 ft 12
Maximum Ground Speed (high) 5.00 m/sec 11.18 mph 12
Maximum Ground Speed (average) 3.55 m/sec 7.94 mph 12
Flight time (longest duration) 169.50 secs 2m:50s sol 174 12
Flight time (shortest duration) 39.10 secs 0m:39s sol 58 12
Flight time (average duration) 113.02 secs 1m:53s 12
Flight time (total duration ) 1469.20 secs 24m:29s 12

. Full Post-Drive Details (raw data)

Description / Unit Value Source
Site Index (RMC) 7 1
Drive Index (RMC) 2440 1
Sol 239 1
Easting (decimal degrees) 4354051.396 1
Northing (decimal degrees) 1092667.455 1
Elevation (e-geoid) -2568.99 m 1
Elevation (e-radii) -4250.60 m 1
Radius (meters) 3391939.40 m 1
Longitude (decimal degrees) 77.44301185 1
Latitude (decimal degrees) 18.43396087 1
Roll (degrees) 0.38975 1
Pitch (degrees) -7.79774 1
Yaw (degrees) -74.138055 1
Yaw rad (degrees) -1.29 1
Tilt (degrees) 7.807414 1
Drive distance (meters) 11.66 m 1
Total distance (meters) 2671.49 m 1
Total distance (kilometers) 2.67 km 1
Total distance (miles) 1.66 mi 1
.

. Drive History:

Sol Distance (m) Total (m) Comment
14 6.25 m 6.25 m
15 36.39 m 42.65 m
16 27.43 m 70.08 m
20 23.42 m 93.51 m
23 5.47 m 98.98 m
29 3.94 m 102.92 m
31 33.39 m 136.31 m
32 30.61 m 166.92 m
33 12.96 m 179.88 m
34 6.55 m 186.43 m
43 4.60 m 191.03 m
44 0.28 m 191.31 m
47 38.43 m 229.74 m
48 17.17 m 246.91 m
49 12.13 m 259.04 m
52 11.52 m 270.56 m
65 8.50 m 279.06 m
66 9.21 m 288.27 m
72 19.47 m 307.74 m
73 9.83 m 317.57 m
84 18.37 m 335.94 m
86 4.77 m 340.71 m
91 19.67 m 360.38 m
100 16.43 m 376.81 m
102 47.58 m 424.39 m
103 24.19 m 448.58 m
104 38.82 m 487.40 m
105 26.57 m 513.97 m
107 9.05 m 523.03 m
108 21.85 m 544.87 m
109 51.64 m 596.51 m
110 56.90 m 653.41 m
113 35.75 m 689.16 m
116 56.90 m 746.06 m
122 30.40 m 776.45 m
123 72.80 m 849.25 m
124 8.19 m 857.44 m
126 24.71 m 882.15 m
127 40.37 m 922.52 m
128 2.83 m 925.35 m
129 51.44 m 976.79 m
130 125.47 m 1102.25 m
131 105.84 m 1208.09 m
134 94.73 m 1302.82 m
135 104.22 m 1407.04 m
136 36.41 m 1443.44 m
137 37.48 m 1480.92 m
153 99.63 m 1580.56 m
155 44.48 m 1625.04 m
157 6.57 m 1631.61 m
168 31.87 m 1663.48 m
169 53.26 m 1716.74 m
170 104.55 m 1821.29 m
171 111.87 m 1933.17 m
173 39.21 m 1972.38 m
175 20.68 m 1993.06 m
177 93.94 m 2087.00 m
178 81.82 m 2168.82 m
180 10.97 m 2179.78 m
199 72.64 m 2252.42 m
200 169.85 m 2422.27 m
201 42.23 m 2464.51 m
202 45.21 m 2509.72 m
203 29.35 m 2539.07 m
204 17.01 m 2556.08 m
210 53.35 m 2609.43 m
237 32.52 m 2659.82 m
238 11.66 m 2671.49 m

Notes

  1. This raw data is subject to revision by JPL as more accurate data arrives from the rover, or after calibration

  2. Raw data was taken from the mission JSON records and or the GeoJSON ‘Rover Interactive Map’ (linked below)

  3. Definitions will be added in future updates when I can get the official definitions of the fields used in the JSON and GeoJSON files.

  4. Drive data is available from multiple sources, I’ve noticed some values are not always identical, this is probably teething issues between the JSON and Geojson databases, hopefully it will become aligned soon.

Sources / Tools

  1. Perseverance/ Ingenuity Interactive Map: LINK

  2. On-line Json2Table converter LINK

  3. Rover Traverse JSON LINK

  4. TRN Ellipse JSON LINK

  5. Surface Site JSON LINK

  6. Rover Path JSON [waiting for link]

  7. Rover Waypoints JSON LINK

  8. Helicopter Flight Path JSON: LINK

  9. Helicopter Way Points JSON: LINK

  10. Map quadrangles: LINK

  11. Mars 2020 RICE Mission tracker: LINK

  12. Helicopter Log Book: LINK

  13. M2020 Mission Tracker: LINK

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Here’s a simple chart that plots the elevation change of the rover after each drive.

Zero on the chart represents the elevation on landing and we can see the elevation change up and down at the end of each of the 69 drives by the rover. The current elevation is slightly higher than landing, hence the great view in the Navcam mosaic shared here

CHART

Good stuff.

 

A Martian frog perched on a rock? A rover track in the sand provides scale. Pareidolia is a wonderful human trait 😉

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

This image was acquired on Sep. 26, 2021 (Sol 214) at the local mean solar time of 12:06:36.

Lightly processed to bring it closer to calibrated colours and sharpened to highlight the terrain.

There are 48 cleats (treads) on each wheel, these are spaced at intervals of 3.44 centimeters (1.35 inches). So 10 tread marks = 34.4 cm or 13.5 inches 🙂 Makes a handy scale tool for measuring frogs rocks

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Source: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/00214/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZL0_0214_0685936688_644EBY_N0072050ZCAM08253_1100LMJ02.png

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Woo incoming… 3… 2… LOL Beat the wackos to it! Excellent.

 

Perseverance Rover Spotted Strange Moving Object On Mars || Mysterious Object Is Moving On Mars

Physics Insight
Jul 5, 2021

Since NASA launched Perseverance Rover to Mars, on July 30, 2020, NASA is continuously monitoring it and taking its live updates. Its main goal is to Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth. The rover landed on Jezero Crater, Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. Perseverance is currently at the eastern edge of a scientifically interesting region called “Séítah,” which is characterized by sandy ripples that could be very challenging terrain for wheeled vehicles like the rover.

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast. These images were acquired on Jul. 4, 2021 (Sol 132).

Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
Sources:
mars.nasa.gov/technology/heli…
futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-ma…
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

I have yet to find these images as the search is tiring at NASA with my current vision situation, so, I do not know what it is. It does not look like dead pixels, though, so here is that. I wish these sensationalist guys would print the damn image numbers. How hard is that?

I remain intrigued.

 

Mysterious physically distanced Martian pebbles

Mars Guy
Jun 27, 2021

Episode 12 A thin layer of stones known as desert pavement is common in Earth’s deserts, but the desert planet Mars has its own version. The pebbles somehow manage to maintain physical distance.

Oh, nice, another oddity!

 

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Photograph of a Helicopter and a Rover from a Spacecraft orbiting Mars at an altitude of 279 km (173.4 miles) on September 24 2021, Local Mars time 15:30.

After a dramatic landing in February, the Perseverance rover and its Helicopter sidekick was re-imaged by HiRISE about 700 meters (2300 feet) from its original landing site. The rover doesn’t drive in a straight line though, and has covered much more ground than that (faint wheel tracks on the nearby ground are visible). HiRISE images like this one allow the rover team to choose the best route to get to their primary target and help put the rover’s observations in context within Jezero Crater.

  • The distance between the rover and the helicopter when this image was taken on September 24th was 175 meters (574 feet)
  • MRO Spacecraft altitude 279.0 km (173.4 miles)
  • Original image scale range from 28.8 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) to 57.6 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning)
  • Map projected scale 25 cm/pixel and North is up
  • Raw images: www.uahirise.org/ESP_071077_1985
  • Viewed and cropped with HiView software from the 390 Mb HiRISE image
  • The HiRISE camera is onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that’s been orbiting and imaging Mars for 15 years.
  • The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.
  • Image Credit : NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

This stuff is exciting. I hope it thrills you, too.

 

Colour Calibrated Mastcam-Z Workspace mosaic: From Sol 52 with added scalebar

Colour Calibrated L-Mastcam-Z Workspace. Focal Length 34mm, Sol: 52 / April 13, 2021 at ~05:47 LMST, with added scalebar.

Assembled from 6 overlapping images using MS-ICE.

Raw images: link

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

Nice.

I should post some of Charles’ latest fossil finds.

 

Increasing dust levels on the rovers deck. These boxes protected 2 cameras on the remote sensing mast, from launch until landing. (left side Navcam and Mastcam-Z) We can see the amount of wind blown dust and sand that has accumulated on the deck since landing in this animation.

Alternative animated GIF link in case the Reddit animation does not play well for you LINK

Image credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS/PDP8E@UMSF

Images are from sol 15 and sol 213. PDP8E will create additional animations to see how much more the dust / sand accumulates with time.

Animation shared here with PDP8E’s permission

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God, I hope it doesn’t hurt anything.

 

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Captured Possible Aliens’ Spacecraft Flying In The Martian Sky

Physics Insight
Sep 11, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images using its onboard Left and Right Navigation Camera (Navcam). The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving. These images were acquired on Sep. 11, 2021 (Sol 199) and Sep. 8, 2021 (Sol 196).

NASA’s Perseverance rover has now socked away two Red Planet samples. Perseverance collected a drilled-out core of a Martian rock dubbed “Rochette” and sealed the sample in its designated titanium tube on Wednesday (Sept. 8). The success came just four days after the car-sized rover collected its first-ever Martian sample, which was also cored from Rochette.

Imagery Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/USGS

Sources: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim… www.space.com/mars-rover-pers… mars.nasa.gov/resources/26224… mars.nasa.gov/resources/26220… mars.nasa.gov/resources/26219… mars.nasa.gov/resources/26227…
For more information email us via physicsinsight81@gmail.com

Well done and not all hypey.

Looks quite boxy and well-defined. The others I’ve seen have all looked more like amorphous rocks.

Exciting times are afoot, methinks.

 

Nasa Mars Perseverance Rover SOL 38 | March 30 2021 |Perseverance Rover new footage

Mars Mission
Apr 9, 2021

Nasa Mars Perseverance Rover SOL 38 | March 30 2021 |Perseverance Rover new footage
Hello everyone welcome to my channel . Hope you enjoy all the content of our channel. Please guys if you enjoyed our video, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more awesome contents. Thank you. NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images using its different onboard Cameras. These images were acquired on SOL 38 | March 30 2021 | Video Credits: Neville Thompson Twitter : twitter.com/pencilnev NASA.GOV NASA/JPL-CALTECH NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

Nasa Mars Perseverance Rover Captured This on SOL 59-64 | Perseverance Rover new footage |Mars in 4k

Mars Mission
May 1, 2021

Mars Perseverance Rover Captured This on SOL 59-64 | Perseverance Rover new footage |Mars in 4k Hello everyone welcome to my channel . Hope you enjoy all the content of our channel. Please guys if you enjoyed our video, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more awesome contents. Thank you. NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images using its different onboard Cameras. These images were acquired on SOL 59-64 | April 30 2021 | Video Credits: Neville Thompson Twitter : twitter.com/pencilnev NASA.GOV NASA/JPL-CALTECH NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU/NeV-T

The nifty objects are components of the debris shield from Perseverance Rover.

 

Another day another Drive deeper into Séítah: Sol 203 sees Perseverance closing in on a target seen during flight #12. This drive was ~29.5 meters (96.3 feet) due East.

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Drive on Sol 203, September 15, 2021


Brief Drive Summary (TL:DR)

Drive# Sol Meters Feet Heading
64 203 29.35 ~96 East

Statistics for this drive

Details Meters Feet
Elevation change during drive 0.75 2.47
Elevation change since landing -4.52 -14.83
Lowest elevation below landing -15.96 -52.36
Highest elevation above landing 1.84 6.03
Total drive distance 2539.07 8330.28
Average drive distance 39.67 130.16
Longest drive 125.47 411.63
Shortest drive 0.28 0.92
Distance to Ingenuity ~180 ~591

Full Drive Details (raw data)

Item Description / Unit Value Source
1 Drive distance (meters) 29.35454924 1
2 Drive distance (feet) ~ 96.31 1
3 Drive Heading East 1
4 Site Index 7 1
5 Drive index 1716 1
6 Total distance (meters) 29.3545 1
7 Total distance (kilometers) 2.54 1
8 Total distance (miles) 1.58 1
9 Easting 4354008.453 1
10 Northing 1092630.286 1
11 Elevation (geoid) -2574.431641 1
12 Elevation (radii) -4255.897949 1
13 Radius (meters) 3391934.1 1
14 Longitude 77.44224805 1
15 Latitude 18.43333382 1
16 Roll (degrees) 2.985636 1
17 Pitch (degrees) 1.48023 1
18 Yaw (degrees) 87.462676 1
19 Yaw_rad 1.53 1
20 Tilt (degrees) 3.332134 1
21 Map Quadrangle Verdon 10

Drive History:

Sol Distance (m) Total (m) Comment
14 6.25 6.25
15 36.39 42.65
16 27.43 70.08
20 23.42 93.51
23 5.47 98.98
29 3.94 102.92
31 33.39 136.31
32 30.61 166.92
33 12.96 179.88
34 6.55 186.43
43 4.60 191.03
44 0.28 191.31
47 38.43 229.74
48 17.17 246.91
49 12.13 259.04
52 11.52 270.56
65 8.50 279.06
66 9.21 288.27
72 19.47 307.74
73 9.83 317.57
84 18.37 335.94
86 4.77 340.71
91 19.67 360.38
100 16.43 376.81
102 47.58 424.39
103 24.19 448.58
104 38.82 487.40
105 26.57 513.97
107 9.05 523.03
108 21.85 544.87
109 51.64 596.51
110 56.90 653.41
113 35.75 689.16
116 56.90 746.06
122 30.40 776.45
123 72.80 849.25
124 8.19 857.44
126 24.71 882.15
127 40.37 922.52
128 2.83 925.35
129 51.44 976.79
130 125.47 1102.25
131 105.84 1208.09
134 94.73 1302.82
135 104.22 1407.04
136 36.41 1443.44
137 37.48 1480.92
153 99.63 1580.56
155 44.48 1625.04
157 6.57 1631.61
168 31.87 1663.48
169 53.26 1716.74
170 104.55 1821.29
171 111.87 1933.17
173 39.21 1972.38
175 20.68 1993.06
177 93.93 2087
178 81.82 2168.82
180 10.97 2179.78
199 72.64 2252.42
200 169.85 2422.27
201 42.23 2464.51
202 45.21 2509.72
203 29.35 2539.07 source 1

Notes

  1. This raw data is subject to revision by JPL as more accurate data arrives from the rover, or after calibration

  2. Raw data was taken from the mission JSON records and or the GeoJSON ‘Rover Interactive Map’ (linked below)

  3. Definitions will be added in future updates when I can get the official definitions of the fields used in the JSON and GeoJSON files.

  4. Drive data is available from multiple sources, I’ve noticed some values are not always identical, this is probably teething issues between the JSON and Geojson databases, hopefully it will become aligned soon.


Sources / Tools

  1. Perseverance/ Ingenuity Interactive Map: LINK

  2. On-line Json2Table converter LINK

  3. Rover Traverse JSON LINK

  4. TRN Ellipse JSON LINK

  5. Surface Site JSON LINK

  6. Rover Path JSON [waiting for link]

  7. Rover Waypoints JSON LINK

  8. Helicopter Flight Path JSON: LINK

  9. Helicopter Way Points JSON: LINK

  10. Map quadrangles: LINK

  11. Mars 2020 RICE Mission tracker: LINK

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

China’s Zhurong Rover Captured This On Utopia Planitia, Mars || Zhurong Rover’s New Images Of Mars

Physics Insight
Jun 25, 2021

On June 23, 2021, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Friday released images that were taken by the country’s Zhurong Mars rover. The images show the landing site panorama, the rover’s heat shield and parachute pack, Martian topography and landforms, the landing platform, and a selfie of the rover itself with the landing platform. The release of the first scientific images marks a complete success of China’s first Mars exploration mission.

Imagery Credit: cnsa.gov.cn cctv.com China Central Television NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
Sources of Information: news.cgtn.com/news/2021-06-11… www.bbc.com/news/science-envi… www.cnsa.gov.cn/

Kinda barren.

This Images Will Change How You See the Mars

Curiosityandbeyond
Jul 8, 2021

Rocks on the planet Mars captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover, Curiosity rover, Spirit rover, Opportunity rover Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Music: After the Flood by Mike Kelleher

Some nice stuff 🙂

21 Strange Things Spotted on Mars

Nov 13, 2020
Just wanted to share what strange objects I found on Mars while exploring the planet. I don’t know maybe it’s just a weird rock formations or maybe i just have good imagination but some objects really looks like a Martian fossils.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA/JPL CALTECH/ESA/UA/MSAA NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Music: Danny Cudd – Hangscapes 2 Ethan Sloan – Prisms Farrell Wooten – Edge of Fear John Barzetti – Lost in Desire

Nice things.

 

Perseverance Rover Spotted Strange Moving Object On Mars || Mysterious Object Is Moving On Mars

Physics Insight
Jul 5, 2021

Since NASA launched Perseverance Rover to Mars, on July 30, 2020, NASA is continuously monitoring it and taking its live updates. Its main goal is to Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth. The rover landed on Jezero Crater, Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. Perseverance is currently at the eastern edge of a scientifically interesting region called “Séítah,” which is characterized by sandy ripples that could be very challenging terrain for wheeled vehicles like the rover.

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired these images using its Left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast. These images were acquired on Jul. 4, 2021 (Sol 132).

Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Sources: mars.nasa.gov/technology/heli… futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-ma… mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multim…

I love moving objects on Mars.

Especially when they’re in the air. I believe I saw these before, but I’m not sure, as there were several reports like this back in this timeframe.

It is quite exciting for this old soul to see them. I have no idea what they might be.
Perhaps something living, but that planform is quite bizarre. All the other ones had a remarkably similar appearance.

Talk about High Strangeness… flying rocks?

 

“Point Lake Outcrop in Gale Crater”

This image of ‘Point Lake’ was taken by the Curiosity rover’s Mastcam on February 20th, 2013 (5.4°S, 137.8°E). Point Lake is an outcrop that Curiosity encountered early in its mission. Its texture is unique for Gale Crater; there are obvious vesicles (voids), which is a feature common in volcanic rocks.

The outcrop is about half a meter tall.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Geohack link: geohack.toolforge.org/geohack.php?pagename=Gale_(crater)&params=5.4_S_137.8_E_globe:Mars_type:landmark

Posted by u/htmanelski, m o d – linkage

 

Rover spies distant Helicopter on Sol 181. Estimated distance is ~315 meters (1033 feet)

Credit to @65dbnoise on Twitter who spied the distant helicopter after predicting its location in relation to Kodiak Mesa after the flight, he was just waiting for the MastCam-Z frames to verify his calculations. Twitter : twitter.com/65dbNoise/status/1430517713978413058

Details

I’m hoping they’ll image it with SuperCam, then we’ll have a better idea. The sandy finger it is on is not very wide, so it wont be very tall. You can use the helicopters shadow during landing as a scale to measure the width of those long thin dunes as its shadow is 1.2 always meters wide.

They do have both images, but the lenses were only set at 34mm zoom. Hopefully we’ll see then zoom in to the full 110mm in the next day or two, or even use the SuperCam to image the helicopter and its situation a lot better. We know from the landing images from the helicopter that at least one of the feet sank a small amount into the sand, so it will be interesting to see how level the blades are before they plan the next flight. They will already know that information as the rotorcraft has internal sensors that can report its position.

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

 

Perseverance rover spots Martian moon Deimos

VideoFromSpace
Aug 20, 2021

Deimos was recently captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover in the Martian sky. The moon orbits the planet about every 30 hours.

Full Story: www.space.com/perseverance-ro…

Credit: Space.com | imagery & audio courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech | produced & edited by [Steve Spaleta](www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)

Nice =]

 

SuperCam Mosaic of an intriguing glossy rock taken on Sol 173

A better view.

Posted by u/CJDAMlinkage

Sweet.

 

Happy to be seeing ‘Layered Rocks’. These were imaged on mission sol 173 (August 15, 2021)

These rocks were likely laid down by sedimentary processes.

If those particular sedimentary processes involved water, then evidence of past life could have been preserved within those deposits.

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

 

Mike Singh’s Collection

Member of ATS
Discussion Thread at ATS About These Anomalies

Alien Critters On Mars? Check This Out!!!
Posted on 19-3-2007 @ 07:11 AM (ID:3042843)

“Here are some images of suspicious looking ‘things’ on Mars. Are they natural rock structures, ancient machine parts, insect/animal fossils or Mars ‘critters’? Needless to say these small oddly shaped ‘structures’ don’t look like natural rock. So what do you think these are?

Look carefully. There’s more than meets the eye at first glance!!” – Mike Singh

Spirit :: Panoramic Camera :: Sol 229
The Critter and the Cube

It appears in three images in the SPIRIT ROVER collection Sol 29 Panorama Camera
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Image # 2P146694689EFF8600P2402R1M1.JPG

Kind of like a teapot, eh? One of my favorite Martian anomalies.

An old post of mine: Hey, Marvin, We Found Your Teapot.

 

MYSTERIES OF THE ANCIENT MAP OF PLANET MARS

Paranormal Research Paul Stonehill
Mar 2, 2017

This is a journey from ancient Egypt to Armenia and beyond, through lost kingdoms and secret files, to find out who created an ancient map of the Red Planet discovered by a KGB undercover agent…

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This is fascinating. This thing needs to retrieved. Seriously. Especially since it is known where it might still be.