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Photo shows Perseverance rover as a tiny dot on the desolate Martian surface

NASA's first satellite image of its Mars Perseverance rover shows the car-sized vehicle as a tiny dot on the desolate Martian surface.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Rover, Mars, Perseverance, Mars 2020


The Perseverance Rover CPU Has Similar Specs To a Clamshell Ibook From 2001 (slashdot)

An anonymous reader writes: NASA's Perseverence rover, which is currently exploring Mars, has as it's CPU a BAE Systems RAD 750 running at a 200 Mhz and featuring 256 Megabytes of RAM with 2 Gigabytes of storage. This is a radiation hardened version of the PowerPC G3, with specs roughly equivalent to the Clamshell Ibook that Reese Witherspoon used in Legally Blond back in 2001. This follows a tradition of old tech on space rovers — the Sojourner rover which explored Mars in 1997 used an Intel 80...
Tags: News, Reese Witherspoon, Intel, Nasa, Mars, EditorDavid, Clamshell Ibook


An iceberg the size of Los Angeles just broke off Antarctica - and it could happen again within weeks

A view of the North Rift crack on the Brunt Ice Shelf in February 2021. Sebastian Gleich/British Antarctic Survey Videos show a 490-square-mile iceberg breaking off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. NASA is keeping tabs on two other giant cracks in the ice shelf that are growing rapidly. The shifting ice has forced British scientists to relocate the nearby Halley Research Station. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf is replete with giant cracks....
Tags: Science, News, Wales, Climate Change, Environment, Los Angeles, Trends, Global Warming, Nasa, Antarctica, Manhattan, South America, Iceberg, Delaware, Antarctic, Swansea University


This faithfully crafted moon lamp is as hypnotic as it is functional

For all of us space geeks, the past few weeks have been pretty magically. From the landing of NASA's uber-rover Perseverance on the face of Mars to hearing the first sounds from the surface of an alien planet, the Mars mission has reminded many of the beauty of the cosmos and the incredible ingenuity it takes for humankind to reach out into the stars. — Read the rest
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Watch astronaut Kate Rubins spacewalk 261 miles over South America

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover successfully completed a spacewalk outside the ISS on Sunday, with Rubins at one point filmed way over South America.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, South America, Iss, Eva, Space Station, Spacewalk, Kate Rubins, Rubins, Victor Glover


Astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover conducted a Sunday spacewalk

NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover Jr. conducted a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station Sunday. This spacewalk assisted with solar array upgrades for the space station.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, International Space Station, Kate Rubins, Victor Glover, Victor Glover Jr


Hubble captures a wandering comet passing through the Trojan asteroids

Hubble Space Telescope snapped an image of an object called P/2019 LD2 which is part-comet, part-asteroid.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Comet, Trojans


Two NASA astronauts are spacewalking outside the ISS right now

NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover are performing a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to upgrade the station's solar arrays.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Spacewalk, Kate Rubins, Victor Glover


NASA spacewalk: Watch astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover outside the space station

NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover Jr. are conducting a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station Sunday. This spacewalk is expected to last for 6.5 hours and will assist with solar array upgrades for the space station.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, International Space Station, Kate Rubins, Victor Glover, Victor Glover Jr


NASA renames its headquarters after ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary Jackson

This week, NASA celebrated an iconic figure from its past, Mary Jackson, by renaming its headquarters in her honor.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Mary Jackson


Gorgeous image of Venus snapped by the Parker Solar Probe on its way past

NASA has shared a gorgeous image of Venus, captured by the Parker Solar Probe on a flyby of the planet in July last year.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Venus, Parker Solar Probe


Mars Perseverance: What we know so far

This Anton Petrov video is a nice encapsulation of what we know so far about the Perseverance rover one week into its mission. He confuses Curiosity with Perseverance in a few places, but we know what he meant.Image: YouTube
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'Dare mighty things': The man behind the secret message in the Mars rover's parachute

When NASA's Perseverance rover returned the first-ever video of a descent through the Martian atmosphere and landing on the red planet, a secret code was revealed in the parachute. Meet Ian Clark, a systems engineer at NASA who put it there to inspire people.
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The man behind the secret message in the Mars rover's parachute

For the thousands of people who work on a spacecraft that journeys to Mars, the result of their efforts often remains unseen once it leaves Earth. That all changed this week when NASA's Perseverance rover returned the first-ever video of a descent through the Martian atmosphere and safe landing on the red planet.
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, Stories, Mars


NASA’s next spacewalk is on Sunday. Here’s how to watch

Two astronauts on board the International Space Station are gearing up for a spacewalk on Sunday, February 28. And you can watch it live online.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Eva, Spacewalk, Mike Glover, Soichi Noguchi


Alien skull seen in new Mars Rover image and other fun anomalies spotted on the Red Planet this week

The above extraterrestrial skull was spotted in the high-resolution 360-degree panorama image captured this week by NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Cosmic Log presents a fun gallery of anomalies and curiosities folks have found in Perseverance's postcards from the Red Planet. — Read the rest
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NASA's headquarters is being renamed for 'Hidden Figures' scientist

The name of Mary Jackson, NASA's first African American female engineer and one of the barrier-breaking inspirations for the book "Hidden Figures," will officially adorn the space agency's Washington, DC, headquarters Friday.
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NASA's DC headquarters is being renamed for 'Hidden Figures' scientist Mary Jackson

Mary W. Jackson worked at NASA for 34 years, starting as a research mathematician and eventually was promoted to become the agency's first Black female engineer. A monumental Hidden Figure, the space agency is now honoring her contributions by naming its Washington, DC headquarters after her.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, Washington Dc, Dc, Mary Jackson, Mary W Jackson


NASA’s Mars orbiter captures image of Perseverance’s parachute phase

As the spacecraft carrying Perseverance descended toward the Martian surface last week, it was being tracked by another spacecraft about 400 miles away.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Perseverance, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Orbiter


A 150-million-mile selfie stick: How NASA's Perseverance rover overcame 'time and space' to capture first Mars panorama

The panorama is a composite of 142 individual images taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system and shared by the rover's Twitter account.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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A stunning photo shows both red-sprite and blue-jet lightning in the skies above Hawaii

Two types of lightning, a red sprite and a blue jet, in the skies above Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/A. Smith Sometimes during a thunderstorm, you can glimpse red and blue lightning in the sky. These types of lightning, called red sprites and blue jets, are tricky to photograph.  The Gemini Observatory in Hawaii snapped a stunning picture with both types in the same frame. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In a sto...
Tags: Space, Texas, Science, News, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, International Space Station, Lightning, Mauna Kea, Hilo, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bay of Bengal, Gemini Observatory


Names of Scottish ospreys sent to Mars on Nasa rover

The names of four birds from a Lochaber nest site are among millions stencilled onto rover Perseverance.
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Beautiful 360 pan of the Mars Jezero crater

Enjoy this lovely 360 pan of the rim of Jezero crater, now home to the Perseverance rover. As one 'Tuber commented: "Pinch yourself and remember not to take for granted what we are actually looking at. Incredible stuff."Image: Screengrab Listen to the first audio recording of Mars (and see incredible video of the Perseverance rover landing)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Jezero, Mars Jezero, rover Perseverance


New Perseverance panorama lets you zoom in to see amazing detail

NASA's Mars rover has just delivered a remarkable 142-image panorama that lets you zoom in to see the red planet, and the rover itself, in amazing detail.
Tags: Photography, Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Mars Rover, Perseverance, Mars 2020


NASA just unveiled a high-def, 360-degree panorama of Mars from the Perseverance rover. It's made from 142 photos.

Part of a 360-degree panorama of Mars, stitched together from images captured by NASA's Perseverance rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has already beamed back thousands of stunning photos. NASA stitched together 142 of those images to make a high-definition, 360-degree panorama. It shows the rover's new home: Jezero Crater, an ancient Martian lake bed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Less than a week into its Mars mission, the Perse...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Maki, NASA JPL Caltech, Panoramas, Jezero, Jim Bell, Jezero Crater, Aylin Woodward Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover, Justin Maki


Perseverance photo shows the moment its spacecraft crash landed

A new image from NASA's Perseverance rover shows the moment the descent stage, which delivered it to the Martian surface, performed a planned crash landing.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Mars Rover, Perseverance


Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe

While on a journey to study the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured an incredible new view of Venus that appears to look down through the planet's thick clouds to the surface.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, Venus, Parker Solar Probe


Internet sleuths decode hidden message in the Perseverance Mars rover's parachute

A video shared by NASA on Monday revealed the first-ever look at a spacecraft landing on Mars -- and the internet was quick to take up a challenge to decode a message hidden in the parachute of the Perseverance rover.
Tags: News, Nasa, Stories, Mars


The inspiring hidden message in the Mars Perseverance rover's parachute

A video shared by NASA on Monday revealed the first-ever look at a spacecraft landing on Mars -- and the internet was quick to take up a challenge to decode a message hidden in the parachute of the Perseverance rover.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, Mars


Unreal Video of Perseverance Landing on Mars Will Take Your Breath Away (gizmodo)

NASA has released stunning footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars, in what is a seminal achievement for the space agency.Read more... [Author: George Dvorsky]
Tags: News, Nasa, Mars, George Dvorsky



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