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Electrical engineer
Marveling at the world

Lots of Martian rocks and landscapes, some looking all too familiar, but don't be fooled by that: Mars is an inhospitable toxic planet. Let's not mistake fiction for reality.

I like dirt and rocks, but I Am Not A Geologist (IANAG).

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Amidst the sand waves.

#Perseverance's MastcamZ is ~1.9m above ground level. The tilt of the image may be indicative of (but is not equal to) the inclination of the ground where the rover was located when it captured the image.

Processed, leveled MCZ_RIGHT, FL: 63mm
looking W (273°) from RMC 52.3018
Sol 1159, LMST: 09:13:53

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01159/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZR0_1159_0769817994_473EBY_N0523018ZCAM09196_0630LMJ01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

#Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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@sharponlooker
Selfie from Mars:
"Look ma!
I'm at the bottom of the channel dipping my wheels in the sand and having a memorial day barbecue with MMRTG!"

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"Hugh Thompson, Jr., Glenn Andreotta, and Lawrence Colburn. They were three members of the US Army, who received the Soldiers Medal on March 6, 1998 for their actions 30 years earlier as they flew a mission on March 16, 1968.
[...]
Thompson and his crew did not act against a foreign enemy, but against members their own US military."

They defended civilian Vietnamese.

Κύδος

https://www.emptywheel.net/2024/05/25/there-are-heroes-and-then-there-are-heroes/, by Peterr

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Another ~25m and will be out of t̵h̵e̵ ̵w̵o̵o̵d̵s̵ the regolith ripple field and in the mostly flat part of the Neretva Vallis riverbed.

Tosol's ~17m drive brought the rover right where those ripples start. The dark area is where will be hidden from our remote prying eyes.

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And this is my prediction for the path ahead from tosol's location at RMC 52.3158.

Processed, undistorted, leveled, cropped NAVCAM_LEFT quick mosaic
looking NW (315°) from RMC 52.3158
Sol 1159, LMST: 13:41:12

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01159/ids/edr/browse/ncam/NLF_1159_0769834485_425ECM_N0523158NCAM03159_01_090J01.png
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/65dBnoise

#Perseverance #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

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@sharponlooker
It was about time after all those months in the middle of rocky nowhere 😜 The loose regolith ahead seems rather shallow, with bedrock showing here and there (IANAG™), and the rover drivers did a pretty good job bringing it down here on a steady and safe pace. Two more drives and that's it, I think.

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is seen here sticking its solar panel above the sandy waves of in this image from Sol 1152 received today. While the solar panel of the may still be visible from the rover at its present location on Sol 1159, it will soon disappear when clears the ripples it's facing on its way northwest to Bright Angel.

Processed, leveled MCZ_LEFT
Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01152/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZL0_1152_0769214813_848EBY_N0522638ZCAM09188_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

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The dark area is where #Ingenuity will no longer be visible by #Perseverance

The green line ends at the location where the rover was when the image above was captured.

#QGIS #MMGIS #Mars2020 #NASA #Solarocks #SPace #HiRISE #USGS

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After driving 33m on Sol 1158, some ~7m lower from its previous location, has now reached the riverbed of Neretva Vallis.

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A rock's attempt to smile for the camera 🙃

Processed, cropped MCZ_RIGHT, FL: 110mm
looking W (270°) from RMC 52.2750
Sol 1157, LMST: 11:49:37

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01157/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZR0_1157_0769650033_598EBY_N0522750ZCAM03906_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

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@meercat0
They'll do anything to avoid that dreadful drill 🥶

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Another ~13m drive, -2m in elevation change for , along the easternmost path I mentioned yesterday. Maybe those ripples aren't that difficult to cross after all.

New location RMC 52.2824, Sol 1157

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Those shortcuts I thought I found through the regolith ripples look pretty impassable from this angle; but maybe they'll look better as the rover comes closer to them.

Quickly processed, leveled, cropped MCZ_RIGHT mosaic, FL: 63mm
looking WNW (284°) from RMC 52.2750
Sol 1156, LMST: 12:44:54

One original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01156/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZR0_1156_0769564660_081EBY_N0522750ZCAM09192_0630LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

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Instead of putting up "angry" performances wrt student protests and ICC's issuance of an arrest warrant for Netanyahu, Biden had better listen to what the Irish Prime Minister had to say when Ireland announced the recognition of the State of Palestine (along with and ).

That's how politicians, who actually respect the intelligence of the people whom they serve, deal with political issues, and how they honor their homeland's love for freedom.

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@Lassielmr @jesusmargar
I'm afraid I'm not well versed in inter-government dynamics in the countries involved, but whatever they be, the end result is significant and probably puts things in motion. Undoubtedly politicians would make as best a use of the opportunity as they could.

Listening to the words spoken by the Irish trio, I got the impression that they bore real meaning, especially when contrasted to Biden's "angry" and hypocritical preaching about "the right thing" to do.

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@jesusmargar @Lassielmr
Biden is of partial Irish descent so the contrast between the Taoiseach mentioning his county's past and Biden's theatrics couldn't be starker. I take heed of the words of an Irish who recalls his country's suffering when offering a path to peace (what a contrast to Israel's offering only wars in the name of the Holocaust), but I find Biden's words hypocritical, offering no solution to the problems his government's Middle East policy is creating.

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New location for on Sol 1156, after a rather short ~16m drive downhill, which brought the rover 2m lower, to RMC 52.2750. There is now a ~10m remaining vertical distance to be covered to the bottom of the riverbank and onto the ancient riverbed of Neretva Vallis.

The maps were made with using 's data, imagery and DTMs.

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This quick NAVCAM mosaic shows a possible new path, the rightmost and shortest of the three paths shown on the map above.

Quickly processed, leveled, cropped NAVCAM_RIGHT
looking NW (315°) from RMC 52.2750
Sol 1156, LMST: 12:26:57

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01156/ids/edr/browse/ncam/NRF_1156_0769563584_441ECM_N0522750NCAM03156_08_090J01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/65dBnoise

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No, ICC's request for an arrest warrant for Netanyahu is not outrageous. What's outrageous is your defending of a corrupt extreme-right politician's genocidal war.

And good luck trying to explain to young voters how your idea about justice and "law and order" differs from that of the clown who's in court these days in NY.

#USpol #Israel #genocide #Gaza

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@jesusmargar
The same theatrical "angry" response, peppered with some old-man's preaching about his idea of morality, when mass graves are discovered and tens of thousands of children have been murdered with weapons he supplied in abundance, while civilians starve and suffer. Some "morality" to preach others about...

Not only not convincing on moral grounds, but very hypocritical and immoral.

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Sandblasted edges

Variations on a theme

Processed, cropped MCZ_RIGHT, FL: 48mm
looking NNE (24°) from RMC 52.2644
Sol 1155, LMST: 10:57:30

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01155/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZR0_1155_0769469280_818EBY_N0522644ZCAM09193_0480LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

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moved just 6 clicks on Sol 1154, apparently repositioning itself at the same location, so, no new map, just a newsbite from Mars
(courtesy of Little Assistant™)

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's weather JSON feed has not been updated for the last 3 weeks, since Sol 1133, although it still returns a reply. The mission's weather page has disappeared after the last changes and it now redirects to a page describing the rover's instruments, without any link to their details

It looks more and more like have changed their outreach policy, but not much has been reported about it, AFAICT. A victim of the thriving "space economy", I guess?

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Maybe life on Mars is disguised in the form of … regolith grains? 😃 🙃

This little fellow decided to take a walk and have some fun exploring its container.

PRocessed, cropped MCZ_LEFT, FL: 110mm
looking ESE (111°) from RMC 52.2266
Sol 1146, LMST: 11:09:06

Original: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/01146/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZL0_1146_0768671024_803EBY_N0522266ZCAM07116_1100LMJ01.png
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/ASU/65dBnoise

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