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  • What a Geologist Sees When They Look at Perseverance’s Landing Site

    02/25/2021 5:22:17 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 2/25/2021 | Evan Gough
    Posted on February 25, 2021February 25, 2021 by Evan GoughWhat a Geologist Sees When They Look at Perseverance’s Landing SiteGeologists love fieldwork. They love getting their specialized hammers and chisels into seams in the rock, exposing unweathered surfaces and teasing out the rock’s secrets. Mars would be the ultimate field trip for many of them, but sadly, that’s not possible.Instead, we’ve sent the Perseverance rover on the field trip. But if a geologist were along for the ride, what would it look like to them?Geologists tell us there’s no substitute for fieldwork. Jezero Crater is where Perseverance is going on...
  • NASA's Perseverance Rover Microphone Captures Sounds from Mars (audio at link)

    02/24/2021 5:33:30 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 34 replies
    NASA ^ | February 22, 2021 | N/A
    This set of sounds from the surface of Mars were recorded by the microphone on the side of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Feb. 20, 2021. In the first set, sounds from the rover itself dominate. In the second set, the sound was filtered to make sounds from Mars more audible. You can hear a little wind in the second set. This is the first time a Mars rover has been equipped with a microphone.
  • See Mars Like Never Before! NASA's Perseverance Rover Sends New Video and Images of the Red Planet

    02/22/2021 11:36:09 AM PST · by srmanuel · 109 replies
    Youtube NASA ^ | 02/22/21 | Youtube
    NASA has a live broadcast going with some incredible video of the Perseverance Landing with cameras recording everything from different angles....
  • Nasa's Perseverance safely touches down in search of life [see pic without giving twitter a click]

    02/18/2021 2:09:04 PM PST · by edwinland · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/18/2021 | The Guardian
    Nasa’s science rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely on the floor of a vast crater, its first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet. Mission managers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles burst into applause and cheers as radio signals confirmed that the six-wheeled rover had survived its perilous descent and arrived within its target zone inside Jezero crater, site of a long-vanished Martian lake bed. The robotic vehicle sailed through space for nearly...
  • Coming to you live from MARS...Perseverance has landed..images are being received

    02/18/2021 1:03:47 PM PST · by srmanuel · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/18/21 | Twitter
    Perseverance has successfully landed Mars, picture and video have already been received..... Really incredible...
  • WATCH LIVE: NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars

    02/18/2021 11:58:57 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 123 replies
    PBS ^ | 2/18/2021 | Nasa
    Here's some running commentary leading up to the landing. If there are other links that are better please post for the forum.
  • Prediction: NASA Will Not Find Life on Mars

    02/18/2021 10:41:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 87 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 2-17-2021 | David Coppedge
    Prediction: NASA Will Not Find Life on Mars February 17, 2021 | David F. Coppedge The Perseverance rover is scheduled to land today. As usual, the search for life is a priority for the mission. Our prediction that no life will be found on Mars is based on history, probability, the harshness of the Mars environment and the complexity of a minimal cell. We should qualify the prediction by stipulating that if any sign of life is found, it will turn out to be remnants of Earth life that somehow got transported to Mars, perhaps by a glancing meteorite. We...

    02/18/2021 8:32:19 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 86 replies ^ | 18 Feb, 2021 | NASA
    Watch the Feb. 18 Landing Broadcast Tune in live at 11:15 a.m. PST / 2:15 p.m. EST / 19:15 UTC - Main Commentary: embedded above or scroll down for a list of alternate platforms. - Spanish Language: we have a one-hour program all in Spanish (starts at 11:30 a.m. PST) - 360-degree Stream: for an immersive look at our control room try the 360-degree view Clean Feed: if you are doing your own programming or if you want to see uninterrupted video of the landing, try the clean feed (starts at 11 a.m. PST)
  • NASA rover Perseverance on track for daredevil landing on Mars

    02/17/2021 4:53:58 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | Steve Gorman
    NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, the most advanced robotic astrobiology lab ever flown to another world, neared the end of its seven-month, 293-million-mile (470-million-km) journey on Wednesday, on target for a daredevil landing attempt on the red planet.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Perseverance: Seven Minutes to Mars

    02/16/2021 3:22:31 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies ^ | 16 Feb, 2021 | Video Credit: NASA, JPL
    Explanation: How hard is it to land safely on Mars? So hard that many more attempts have failed than succeeded. The next attempt will be on Thursday. The main problem is that the Martian atmosphere is too thick to ignore -- or it will melt your spacecraft. On the other hand, the atmosphere is too thin to rely on parachutes -- or your spacecraft will crash land. Therefore, as outlined in the featured video, the Perseverance lander will lose much of its high speed by deploying a huge parachute, but then switch to rockets, and finally, assuming everything goes right,...
  • NASA's most sophisticated rover vehicle, 'Perseverance' to Land on Mars This Week

    02/16/2021 7:42:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/16/2021 | Rick Moran
    She’s called “Perseverance” and after a 140 million mile journey, will land on the planet Mars on Thursday, February 18.That is, if all goes well.In truth, even getting to Mars has proven to be a fraught enterprise. Roughly half of the 49 missions sent to Mars by all nations have failed. The U.S. has a pretty good record of successes, but the failures have been notable. The Mars Climate Orbiter was supposed to reach Mars in 1999, but burned up in the atmosphere of the red planet when software instructions to the engines were discovered to have been written using...
  • I Still Believe (Jeremy Camp Movie)

    01/11/2021 4:05:39 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 6 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 2020 | Rob W. Case
    The film begins in Lafayette Indiana, where a young man by the name of Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) heads to Calvary Chapel College in Murrieta, California. The first night he gets settled in, Jeremy goes to a Christian concert to see a Canadian band called “The Kry”, and meets its lead singer, Jean-Luc Lagoie (Nathan Parsons). Jeremy asks Jean-Luc how to make it. Jean-Luc tells Camp that “it’s not about making it. It’s about what our songs give people.” Then he asks Camp, “So what do you want to give people?” This question forces Camp to see where his priorities...
  • This Week, Mars Is The Closest to Earth It'll Be For Another 15 Years

    10/06/2020 7:57:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 5 OCTOBER 2020 | JACINTA BOWLER
    JACINTA BOWLER 5 OCTOBER 2020 Mars, our second closest cosmic cousin, has been in our collective imagination for decades. Between fantasies of martian visits and the promise of water under its icy surface, Mars doesn't need to do much to be in our collective good books. But very soon, Mars is not just going to be close to our hearts, but also nearest to our actual planet - a mere 62.1 million kilometres (38.6 million miles) away from Earth. This is the closest it'll be for the next 15 years. And it means that stargazing is highly recommended as Mars...
  • Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover will hunt for fossils using x-rays

    09/24/2020 11:19:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    SlashGear ^ | Sep 23, 2020, 7:24 am CDT | Shane McGlaun -
    NASA currently expects to land the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars on February 18, 2021. Once the rover is on the surface and working, it will begin to search for traces of microscopic life that could be billions of years old. The rover is fitted with an instrument called PIXL, which is a lunchbox-sized device at the end of the seven-foot-long robotic arm fitted to the rover. . PIXL uses more than an x-ray beam alone, it also has a hexapod, which is a device featuring six mechanical legs connected to the robotic arm guided by...
  • NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket

    07/09/2020 6:48:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | July 9, 2020
    NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet this summer. Encased in the nose cone that will protect it during launch, the rover and the rest of the Mars 2020 spacecraft – the aeroshell, cruise stage, and descent stage – were affixed to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster on Tuesday, July 7, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Central Florida. The process began when a 60-ton hoist on the roof of the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 lifted the nose cone,...
  • Trailblazing Mars helicopter attached to Perseverance rover for July launch

    04/12/2020 8:56:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | Mike Wall
    Perseverance's descent stage was also fueled up last weekend, just before the helicopter integration, NASA officials said. The descent stage is the rocket-powered sky crane that will lower Perseverance onto the Martian dirt via cables in February 2021. Gassing up the crane was no trivial task; the craft's four tanks hold a total of 884 lbs. (401 kilograms) of hydrazine propellant, agency officials said. "The last hundred days before any Mars launch is chock-full of significant milestones," David Gruel, the Mars 2020 assembly, test and launch operations manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said in a...
  • The Laborer’s Time is Now!

    04/04/2020 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    I want to talk with you about how this coronavirus emergency pandemic crisis, as bad as it is, is actually a revelation to the world of how good God is. I want to explain what I mean by that. As bad as this is, it is a catalyst for the good. Such that this may be meant for evil, as some believe and suggest, but God as only He can, is bringing about good. Namely, the salvation of many who would not have otherwise come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ had this not happened. There are people that...
  • Stop Taking Jeremiah 29:11 Out of Context!

    03/05/2019 8:46:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Why do we misinterpret this verse? “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” My Old Testament professor had this to say about the ever-popular Jeremiah 29:11: “I am going to destroy what this verse means to you, but then I’m going to reframe it so you understand it better within its original context, and then you will love it, even more, when we’re done.” He definitely had our attention! We often approach Jeremiah 29:11 as a security...
  • Heaven's Newest Angel

    06/06/2018 5:09:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    There are those who believe he should never have been allowed to be born. He came into this world prematurely with severe spina bifida, Chiari II malformation, hydrocephalus, autonomic dysreflexia, central sleep apnea, dysphagia, hypotonia and paralyzed vocal cords. He would develop chronic lung disease, anemia, kyphosis, knee contractures, osteopenia and so much more. In layman's terms, he was paralyzed, except for partial movement of his arms. He couldn't speak because his vocal cords were paralyzed, nor could he eat or even breathe on his own. His own family can't remember how many times the ambulance raced him to the...
  • Do Not Abandon the Church

    12/30/2017 4:18:26 AM PST · by JosephJames · 372 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Recently I wrote to the people in a group in which we meet every Friday to pray and to encourage each other in the period of great confusion in the Church. Today the world and the Church is on the left side, liberal, with the presumption of the love and mercy of God, with no obligation to live what we say in the Act of Contrition: “I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin” (“Who Decides The Truth?”;;! Thus there is the tendency to go...