NASA shows video of Mars rover Perseverance landing

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    If you are a tech geek, like most of you, you've probably followed the Perseverance landing from NASA. And no many how many times it has been done before, it was amazing to see. However, this round,...

    NASA shows video of Mars rover Perseverance landing
     
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    Andy Watson Master Guru

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    I was amazed as a small child when Viking landed on Mars and we saw colour pictures that were (relatively) high res for the first time, you could almost have been there. I get the seem feeling now.

    I wouldn't have believed either a small helicopter would be flying on their autonomously either within my lifetime.
     
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    wavetrex Maha Guru

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    Recorded full 30 (or 60?) fps video is a historic moment !
    Albeit at somewhat low resolution, only 1280x1024 is HD, but lower than today's common Full HD ( 1920x1080), so it looks a bit "dated", but awesome nevertheless, considering where it happened !

    Never before a spacecraft far away from Earth did that (just pictures or sequences of pictures), not fluid video.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    As a kid I still thought we'd have vacation in space by the time I get old. Not many years left, but we shall see :D
     
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    Aren't they adding a tourists module to the iss some date somewhat soon ? I warn you though ticket prices will be spicy ! :p
     
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    I'm still amazed at these rovers...it's like using a slingshot to fire a bee-bee to hit a 1/4" opening dead center from 100 miles away in gale-force winds...;) Every time they send one I cringe considering all the stuff that could so easily go wrong--what an accomplishment! I doubt they'll find anything in the way of microbial petrification of anything that was undeniably living a couple of billion years ago--I think Mars is dead and has always been dead and highly inimical to life as we know it on Earth. NASA likes to emphasize that remote possibility more than is needed, I think. Because I think going to Mars is entirely worth it just for the sake of the geology sciences data...! So much to learn...
     
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    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    Life insurance and accidental death policies will go through the roof...;)
     
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    Kevin Mauro Master Guru

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    God... tip of the iceberg...
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Oh wow, didn't know there was actually footage of it landing. That's amazing.
     
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    that things probably sort of prove what human can do
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseverance_(rover)
    it weight 1ton... and with that cost to build they should consider every things that they can think of(that said they keep it under 2.5billion so if without limit, it can cost twice of it)

    about life in mars, in universe time "human-time" is still really to short, human history is like around 20.000years+ from beginning of civilization to this time, while universe is expected 13.8billion years ahead, our solar system even not as old as universe but it still already been here long before human-time
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_the_universe
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_history

    and although probably there never life in mars, the thing astrologer see is that mars hold water (even it is ice state now) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_on_Mars
    so maybe thinking like what it might happen before human-time ?
    but i am guessing the most simple reason probably, its like taking next step in space-expedition, and what currently possible to do, we did moon, so next well mars the only thing possible
    dont think we have other else than mars atm lol

    anyway in astrology, when we look life in other planet, we should count every other possibility
    such dont always think life-being must like earthling, that need water and O2 as base and climate like in earth
     

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    @waltc3 yeah the chance to find evidence of life are really slim ,but if they find anything that proves there was life in mars it will change everything.that would show we didn't have to go that far to find evidence of life out of the earth. On the other hand that will bring back and relative than ever the Fermi paradox . Where is everybody ?
     
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    Bit of in interesting visualizer for how large this thing is.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing what images the helicopter captures

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