Space

“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!

 

Woah ! NASA Chief Bill Nelson talks UFOs / UAPs and possible ET life. October 19, 2021.

Posted by u/kinger90210linkage

This is so refreshing a thing to see.

 

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

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

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.

 

Sun in ultraviolet, and yes that’s Venus passing in front of our sun! Credit – Nasa Solar Dynamics Observatory

Posted by u/Anuomnilinkage

Sweet.

 

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

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

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!

 

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

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

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

God, I hope it doesn’t hurt anything.

 

This Telescope Just Observed Something Huge Approach Our Moon That Can’t Be Explained

Unexplained Mysteries
Sep 24, 2021

This telescope just observed something huge approach our Moon that can’t be explained. Today, we take a look at what this telescope observed close to our Moon.

The Moon is one of the most studied celestial objects outside of Earth. In 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon, marking a turning point in humanity, in which space agencies promised to return.

As mentioned by spacex, only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history, noting that no one has been back since 1972. Spacex have announced that they plan to send their Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket to the Moon, noting that Starship will have the ability to carry in excess of 100 metric tonnes to Earth orbit.

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

This one, I like, as it actually appears to be real, as opposed to the other vids I have seen in this genre, which do not appear so. So… what is it?

 

From Apollo 8… A black sky with a grey, cratered lunar horizon. A small blue Earth with scattered white clouds is just above the horizon,with about two-thirds of the Earth lit by the Sun and the remainder in darkness.

Posted by u/Bernard_Hunor_Deaklinkage

 

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.

 

Comet or something hit Jupiter

putnam6
Same as it ever was
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posted on Sep, 16 2021 @ 12:07 AM
direct link to this post

Just stumbled across this, trying to find a video of this and verify

SOMETHING JUST HIT JUPITER: Last night, German astronomer Harald Paleske was watching the shadow of Io create a solar eclipse in the atmosphere of Jupiter when something unexpected happened. “A bright flash of light surprised me,” he says. “It could only be an impact.” Follow the arrows to the fireball:

spaceweather.com…

 

Fascinating stuff.

Lucky that it was seen!

 

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.

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor – linkage

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

 

The sound of Venus (Venera 14) Звук Венеры (Венера-14)

SOVIET SPACE PROGRAM (Космическая программа СССР)
Nov 6, 2015

As is known, the probes Venera (equipped with microphones) were the first to record the sounds of another celestial body.

More information here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFkIO… more photos of the surface of venus www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s9zN…

Most of the first half is filled with spacecraft operational noises. Then we get just the breeze. Sweet. An astounding achievement on so many levels.

This Is What The Surface Of Venus Sounds Like! Venera 14 Sound Recording 1982 (4K UHD)

V101 Science
Oct 29, 2020

Nearly 40 years ago Venera 14 landed on Venus and recorded the sound of its eerie, scorched surface. But what did it hear? Click of the video to find out! If you want to learn more about the Venera program then check out this awesome website – www.mentallandscape.com
Original audio recording – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZDW…

 

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

 

“The clearest picture ever taken from the surface of Venus (1981).”

Source: @insta_science

Sweet! And, wow, I just realized that I’ve never seen this one before!

 

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

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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.

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Perseverance rover spots Martian moon Deimos

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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…

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Hubble Captures a Stunning ‘Einstein Ring’ Magnifying The Depths of The Universe

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Hubble is back and once again delivering the goods , this time the telescope has captured a stunning image of an ‘Einstein Ring’ , basically a cosmic looking glass created in this instance by the gravity of 2 Galaxies at the centre of the ring.

In the center in the image is a shiny, near-perfect ring with what appear to be four bright spots threaded along it, looping around two more points with a golden glow.
This is called an Einstein ring, and those bright dots are not six galaxies, but three: the two in the middle of the ring, and one quasar behind it, its light distorted and magnified as it passes through the gravitational field of the two foreground galaxies.

Because the mass of the two foreground galaxies is so high, this causes a gravitational curvature of space-time around the pair. Any light that then travels through this space-time follows this curvature and enters our telescopes smeared and distorted – but also magnified.
www.sciencealert.com…

Just fabulous! Bravo Hubble Team!

 

SuperCam Mosaic of an intriguing glossy rock taken on Sol 173

A better view.

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Sweet.

 

NASA space craft captures nearby objects during STS-80 mission

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www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-80.html

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Those were the days… so full of wonder.

 

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.

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Mike Singh’s Collection

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Alien Critters On Mars? Check This Out!!!
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“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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Kind of like a teapot, eh? One of my favorite Martian anomalies.

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

 

Newly Discovered World Is The Closest Directly Imaged Exoplanet Ever , COCONUTS !

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COCONUTS 2b that is , just 35 light years away a Star called COCONUTS 2 hosts a gas giant Planet called COCONUTS 2b , luckily for us the Planet orbits it’s parent Star at an impressive 6,471 times the distance between Earth and the Sun away from it’s parent allowing us to get a picture and making it the closest Exoplanet we’ve imaged so far, the great distance also means a year on / in COCONUTS 2b takes 1.1 million years !

COCONUTS 2b is the red dot top left.

Not only is COCONUTS-2b (named for the COol Companions ON Ultrawide orbiTS survey) the closest directly imaged exoplanet to Earth to date – at a distance of just 35 light-years – it’s a rarity among exoplanet discoveries: a relatively cool, massive gas giant, orbiting its star at a great distance.

“With a massive planet on a super-wide-separation orbit, and with a very cool central star, COCONUTS-2 represents a very different planetary system than our own Solar System,” said astronomer Zhoujian Zhang of the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy.

What made it visible is that, although it’s cool for a gas giant exoplanet, it’s still pretty warm, with a temperature of around 434 Kelvin (161 degrees Celsius, or 322 degrees Fahrenheit), in spite of its distance from the warmth of the star.

COCONUTS-2b is still quite young, up to only around 800 million years; its warm temperature is residual heat from the exoplanet’s formation, trapped inside the massive exoplanet, six times the mass of Jupiter. This heat means that the exoplanet faintly glows in infrared wavelengths – enough to be discernible in direct images.

Its huge orbital distance will have other benefits for future research, too. It may be able to help us better understand how gas giants form, a process that we still don’t understand very well – and taking a closer look at it will help us better understand gas giant diversity.
www.sciencealert.com…

Exciting stuff… We’re getting there!

Awww. LOL

To be honest, this is, in fact, a really interesting formation.

Curiosity rover finds cute little rock ‘lizard’ on Mars

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Others are calling it an arch , which it is , but this interesting formation has been found by Curiosity rover at the base of Mount Sharp , personally I see a Martian crocodile attacking a Martian sea snake.

“I continue to be dazzled by the textures we’re seeing, especially the prevalence of centimeter sized bumps and lumps poking out of the bedrock,” planetary geologist Abigail Fraeman of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory wrote in a blog post about the feature.

www.livescience.com…

The arch (lizard) is about 6.5 inches tall.

Man, I can hardly wait until we get people up there and can really know exactly what we are looking at!

ETA:

Is this a Fulgurite?

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Zooming on a beautifully eroded rock with Remote Micro Imager – Curiosity, sol 3190


From Wikipedia:

Fulgurites (from the Latin fulgur, meaning “lightning”), commonly known as “fossilized lightning”, are natural tubes, clumps, or masses of sintered, vitrified, and/or fused soil, sand, rock, organic debris and other sediments that sometimes form when lightning discharges into ground. Fulgurites are classified as a variety of the mineraloid lechatelierite. When ordinary negative polarity cloud-ground lightning discharges into a grounding substrate, greater than 100 million volts (100 MV) of potential difference may be bridged. Such current may propagate into silica-rich quartzose sand, mixed soil, clay, or other sediments, rapidly vaporizing and melting resistant materials within such a common dissipation regime. This results in the formation of generally hollow and/or vesicular, branching assemblages of glassy tubes, crusts, and clumped masses. Fulgurites have no fixed composition because their chemical composition is determined by the physical and chemical properties of whatever material is being struck by lightning….


Left: mosaic of 4 pictures taken by Remote Micro Imager (RMI) black and white camera, part of ChemCam instrument on the head of Curiosity rover. These pictures were taken on sol 3190 (July 27th, 2021) at 12:36 pm Martian local time. Colours come from the right image.

Right: mosaic of 2 pictures taken with MastCam Left on sol 3188 (July 25th, 2021) at 1:35 pm Martian local time.

See the full resolution version on Thomas Appéré’s Flickr page: link


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/LANL/IRAP/Thomas Appéré

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Wow thats so cool, does Mars have lightning? I assume so, but have no idea.

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Present day Mars does have lightning, it is thought to be fairly rare, and generated in large dust storms, it’s believed to be much weaker than we get here on Earth. Lightning on Mars was detected by a radio telescope several years ago during a major dust storm link

3.5 billion years ago when these rocks were deposited as lakebed sediments, Mars was a much wetter place, so we could expect more lightning back in those days before the climate changed.

 

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Stunning new high-res images may show ancient rocks from Mars lake

 

Stunning new high-res images may show ancient rocks from Mars lake

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Aug 1, 2021

Episode 17 Perseverance rolled up to layered rocks that could have formed in ancient Lake

Mmm good stuff.

 

Mars Real Night Sky 360º Perseverance Rover‘s FULL HD 4K

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This video is edited the original images do not include the sky Disclaimer This video was not made for the purpose of making money or something like that but for meditation and entretainement 🌌🧘🏼‍♀️🌎🌍 Credits : NASA

Spectacular! Wow.

 

Stanford astrophysicists report first detection of light from behind a black hole

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So, something actually pretty awesome. In a paper published today in Nature astrophysicists have reported the first ever detection of light emitted from behind a black hole. Ya know, those things that have such a strong gravitational pull, light itself can’t escape.

An analysis of X-ray flares from the innermost of region of a black hole’s accretion disk revealed short flashes of photons with patterns consistent with emmision from behind the black hole.

Pretty much, x-rays and photons are bouncing around the accretion disk of the black hole in such a way that the photons could only have emerged from behind the black hole itself.

Such a thing was predicted by Einstein some time ago now, some long time and finally, for the first time, it has now been observed.
This means soon we may actually get a glimpse at the far.side of a black hole.

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Link to study published in nature.

Watching X-rays flung out into the universe by the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy 800 million light-years away, Stanford University astrophysicist Dan Wilkins noticed an intriguing pattern. He observed a series of bright flares of X-rays – exciting, but not unprecedented – and then, the telescopes recorded something unexpected: additional flashes of X-rays that were smaller, later and of different “colors” than the bright flares.

According to theory, these luminous echoes were consistent with X-rays reflected from behind the black hole – but even a basic understanding of black holes tells us that is a strange place for light to come from.

“Any light that goes into that black hole doesn’t come out, so we shouldn’t be able to see anything that’s behind the black hole,” said Wilkins, who is a research scientist at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. It is another strange characteristic of the black hole, however, that makes this observation possible. “The reason we can see that is because that black hole is warping space, bending light and twisting magnetic fields around itself,” Wilkins explained.

The strange discovery, detailed in a paper published July 28 in Nature, is the first direct observation of light from behind a black hole – a scenario that was predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity but never confirmed, until now.

The leading theory for what a corona is starts with gas sliding into the black hole where it superheats to millions of degrees. At that temperature, electrons separate from atoms, creating a magnetized plasma. Caught up in the powerful spin of the black hole, the magnetic field arcs so high above the black hole, and twirls about itself so much, that it eventually breaks altogether – a situation so reminiscent of what happens around our own Sun that it borrowed the name “corona.”

“This magnetic field getting tied up and then snapping close to the black hole heats everything around it and produces these high energy electrons that then go on to produce the X-rays,” said Wilkins.

As Wilkins took a closer look to investigate the origin of the flares, he saw a series of smaller flashes. These, the researchers determined, are the same X-ray flares but reflected from the back of the disk – a first glimpse at the far side of a black hole.

Link to study published in nature.

Abstract from the study:

The innermost regions of accretion disks around black holes are strongly irradiated by X-rays that are emitted from a highly variable, compact corona, in the immediate vicinity of the black hole1,2,3. The X-rays that are seen reflected from the disk4, and the time delays, as variations in the X-ray emission echo or ‘reverberate’ off the disk5,6, provide a view of the environment just outside the event horizon. I Zwicky 1 (I Zw 1) is a nearby narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy7,8. Previous studies of the reverberation of X-rays from its accretion disk revealed that the corona is composed of two components: an extended, slowly varying component extending over the surface of the inner accretion disk, and a collimated core, with luminosity fluctuations propagating upwards from its base, which dominates the more rapid variability9,10. Here we report observations of X-ray flares emitted from around the supermassive black hole in I Zw 1. X-ray reflection from the accretion disk is detected through a relativistically broadened iron K line and Compton hump in the X-ray emission spectrum. Analysis of the X-ray flares reveals short flashes of photons consistent with the re-emergence of emission from behind the black hole. The energy shifts of these photons identify their origins from different parts of the disk11,12. These are photons that reverberate off the far side of the disk, and are bent around the black hole and magnified by the strong gravitational field. Observing photons bent around the black hole confirms a key prediction of general relativity.

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I love this stuff… so good for the head, it is!

 

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Drive on July 28 / sol 155

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

 

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Cavern below?

HiRISE 🛰

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Mars has hidden depths hinted at by intriguing pits scattered around the planet. Some of these tantalizing windows may be entrances to underground caverns. If humans ever make it to Mars, they may want to consider hunkering down underground to protect themselves from space radiation.

This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) in 2011 shows a hole on the slopes of the Pavonis Mons volcano. “Why there is a circular crater surrounding this hole remains a topic of speculation, as is the full extent of the underlying cavern,” NASA said in an image feature in 2020.

Source Article. I’ve teamed up with a few aerospace engineers friends on r/SpaceBrains to design a crowdsourced Mars colony. Check out our progress on discord and share your skills.

This photo is stunning and fires up the imagination to excellent levels. A favorite since it was new.

 

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Paradise for rock hunters (Sol 139)

Mars Perseverance Sol 139: Left Mastcam-Z Camera

  • NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera at full zoom (110mm)
  • Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast.
  • This is a square crop from a single image, the colours have been stretched to highlight the terrain
  • This image was acquired on July 11, 2021 (Sol 139) at the local mean solar time of 12:56:58.
  • Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS
  • Source image: link

 

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Simulated rover climbing the foothills of Mount Sharp provides scale. Sol 3167-ML photomosaic with extended sky by Seán Doran.

Find the full size version on this link to Seán’s Flickr page: www.flickr.com/photos/seandoran/51314268954/

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Seán Doran

 

 

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A picturesque collection of rocks from sol 136 (Image 2 is the scene in 3D)

 

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“Mysterious Light-Toned Deposit in Vinogradov Crater”

This image of Vinogradov (20.981°S, 323.137°E), a heavily eroded 220 km diameter crater in Margaritifer Terra, was taken by HiRISE on July 1st, 2014. You can see many strange light-toned blobs, some of which appear circular and probably outline small craters. Scientists think this could have formed from the ejecta of a nearby crater, but the details of its origins are still unknown.

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=20.981_S_323.137_E_globe:mars_type:landmark

 

Juno Flies Past the Moon Ganymede and Jupiter, With Music by Vangelis

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On June 7, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s ice-encrusted moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades. Less than a day later, Juno made its 34th flyby of Jupiter. This animation provides a “starship captain” point of view of each flyby. For both worlds, JunoCam images were orthographically projected onto a digital sphere and used to create the flyby animation. Synthetic frames were added to provide views of approach and departure for both Ganymede and Jupiter.

Visit www.nasa.gov/juno & missionjuno.swri.edu to learn more.
Animation: Koji Kuramura, Gerald Eichstädt, Mike Stetson
Music: Vangelis
Producer: Scott J. Bolton
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

Looks a lot more liquid than what we see in more rocky worlds.

 

 

 

 

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Ginny Reveals Intriguing Terrain for Rover Team: 4 – JPL processed RTE images and a location map. Link in comments to JPL release.

JPL Feature release : link

 

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Long shadows on sol 134

Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Right Mastcam-Z camera.

  • Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast.

  • This image was acquired on July 6, 2021 (Sol 134) at the local mean solar time of 16:32:03.

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

  • Unprocessed raw image: link

Alternative versions posted on UMSF by Franz Tauber:-

  • Stretched colour version: link

  • 3D anaglyph: link (You’ll need red/cyan glasses to view it in 3D)

  • Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/F.Tauber

 

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Asteroid Juno Passing in front of M10

Needed something to shoot while waiting for the summer targets to rise, and I saw in stellarium that the ~250km asteroid Juno was going to pass in front of the M10 globular cluster. Each night had different seeing, clouds, and moon conditions, which is why the frames vary a bit in brightness and sharpness (also had a couple satellites fly through causing the streaks). Also photographed M10 in color back in 2019. Captured on June 16, 17, and 18th, 2021 from a Bortle 6 zone.

Places where I host my other images:

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Equipment:

  • TPO 6″ F/4 Imaging Newtonian

  • Orion Sirius EQ-G

  • ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro

  • Skywatcher Quattro Coma Corrector

  • ZWO EFW 8×1.25″/31mm

  • Astronomik LRGB+CLS Filters- 31mm

  • Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nm, Oiii 3nm, Sii 5nm

  • Agena 50mm Deluxe Straight-Through Guide Scope

  • ZWO ASI-120MC for guiding

  • Moonlite Autofocuser

Acquisition: 2 hours 12 minutes (Camera at Unity Gain, -15°C)

  • Lum – 22×120″ per night

Calibration frames:

  • Darks- 30

  • Flats- 30 per filter

Capture Software:

  • Captured using N.I.N.A. and PHD2 for guiding and dithering.

PixInsight Processing: (processes batch applied via image containers)

  • BatchPreProcessing

  • StarAlignment

  • DynamicCrop

  • AutomaticBackgroundExtraction

  • Blink to stretch nonlinear

  • Annotation to add date and watermark

  • BatchFormatConversion .xisf to .png

  • PIPP to make final gif

 

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Jezero is not short of interesting rocks (sol 134)

It could be a basaltic lava with aeolian flutes at the sites its of ‘vesicles’ (voids created by degassing when it cooled). Or it could be a meteorite, or even an altered sedimentary rock (less likely)

I’m sure there are many rock hounds out there that will have much more knowledge than my amateur ramblings, so let’s see if any chip in on this post.

The team at JPL subjected this target to a full suite of images taken with both mast Camera-Z using all the filters, so they appear to be as curious as we are as to its mineralogy 🙂

BTW: I hope it’s a meteorite 🙂

 

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Bright Surprise at the Horizon: Sol 130 dust event over whole mountain range

It’s barely visible, but the whole mountain range at the horizon brightened for about 30 seconds.

Real time between frames was 15 seconds, taken near local noon. The horizontal field of view is 23°, full width of the WATSON camera, distance to the mountain range with the brightening effect is in my estimation about 3km which means the image spans about 1km there.

On the right you see 2 normal size dust devil in the last frame.

Animated GIF for download and URL for sharing:areo.info/mars20/files/Sol130_BrightSurprise_animtext.gif

Individual frames:
areo.info/mars20/ecams/0130
or:
areo.info/mars20/files/Sol130_BrightSurprise_01.png
areo.info/mars20/files/Sol130_BrightSurprise_02.png
areo.info/mars20/files/Sol130_BrightSurprise_03.png
areo.info/mars20/files/Sol130_BrightSurprise_04.png

Another dust event was seen on Sol 117, much larger: www.reddit.com/r/PerseveranceRover/comments/o630df/uncommon_storm_on_sol_117_images

Youtube, repeating the 4-frame sequence 10 times: www.youtube.com/watch?v=feWh5xp-7Z0

Animation from a paper about wind predictions at landing site over the local day: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nRYScG3d6w

Paper: link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-020-00788-2

 

 

 

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Sol 129: A SuperCam target, its Navcam context image and a 3D red/cyan Navcam anaglyph

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Very nice. You can clearly see the coarse/thick layering that seems to be typical of the rocks of the plateau on which Perseverance has been driving. It’s usually subtly expressed, but is pretty obvious here. This is at the edge of the gently dipping beds of the plateau before they drop down into the lower terrain of Seitah to the south.

I wish I knew what these rocks were. I’m surprised we’re more than 100 Sols into this and still don’t know.

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Agreed, hopefully they’ll share some of what they’ve established soon

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t forget to wear boots when visiting this area (Sol 3163)

 

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Rock climbing on Mars/ Testing wheel traction?: During Sol 128 Percy reversed back over a large rock that it drove over at the end of the sol 127 drive.

Supporting Images:-

  • Sol 127 Hazcam (records the position at the end of the drive on sol 127: link
  • Sol 128 Navcam (end of drive, after reversing over the rock): link
  • Sol 128 HazCam (end of drive, after reversing over the rock): link

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

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“Troughs and Scarps in Planum Australe”

This image of the south polar layered deposits (SPLD) was taken by HiRISE on April 30th, 2009 (72.800° S, 134.871° E). Similar to outcrops in Greenland and Antarctica on Earth, it is believed that the climate record of Mars can be deciphered by looking at the layers in this region. The cause of the texture in this image is still uncertain, but it likely originates from long ago when temperatures were higher and the ice flowed much faster.

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=72.800_S_134.871_E_globe:mars_type:landmark

 

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Looking across Seitah with Mastcam-Z by Kevin Gill. Link to full resolution version (6144×2291px)in comments

Sol 127 – Mastcam-Z at full zoom

This mosaic was assembled by Kevin Gill and shared on his Flickr page.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/Kevin M. Gill

Full res version (6K = 6144×2291 px) www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmgill/51280440485/sizes/6k/

Kevin’s Flickr page : www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmgill/

EDIT: I forgot to add the link:

 

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Find the helicopter! Much easier this time (Sol 126). In other news the raw image server has >100,000 images!

Mars Perseverance Sol 126: Right Navigation Camera (Navcam)

  • I’ll post the answer if anyone has issues locating Ginny 🙂
  • NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Right Navigation Camera (Navcam).
  • The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving.
  • This image was acquired on June 28, 2021 (Sol 126) at the local mean solar time of 14:52:34.
  • Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Raw image (unprocessed) link