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Took longer than expected this. Full res sequence of @NASAPersevere descent stage departing the surface of #Mars.
Individual frames enhanced, colour 'corrected', dirt removed from the lens. Nice to see that orange swirling dust kicked up! Great lighting. Better than #scifi ?
It's around 1/3 normal speed. The friendly Twitter compression hasn't helped unfortunately; compared to the uncompressed version on my PC. Will post some high res stills later....
NASA just confirmed its final resting place - impacting the surface 2 minutes later:
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So my final thread on this last full day of tweeting - and my God what a day for anyone who is interested in .... checks notes.... Mars. What I wanted to do is make a few points about journalism .... and in particular, people who write about space #Mars #JournalismIsNotACrime
To set some context, then, what exactly is a “space journalist”? It is an interesting question and one which is fairly easy to answer. As a journalist, your function is to report what happened and also why.
In that last photo, the bearded fellow at far right was one of the most extraordinary space reporters I ever met - and I was just out of shot when that picture was taken btw. Jonathan Eberhardt was an award-winning reporter -- washingtonpost.com/archive/local/…
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WOOWWWWW

Check out these images of #PerseveranceRover being dropped from the sky crane (left) and descent with chutes deployed via Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter! Incredible photos!

#Mars2020 #Perseverance #NASAPerseverance #NASA #Mars ImageImage
Folks, we just snapped of a photo of a spacecraft landing (possibly still at supersonic speed) on ANOTHER PLANET from a satellite also orbiting that planet. That is WILD

#NASAPerseverance #NASA #PerseveranceRover #Perseverance #Mars2020 #ScienceTwitter Image
I just can’t believe this image—am I right that we’re seeing some of the dust plume from the retro rockets? This is like a baroque painting Image
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Dear Earthlings: Thanks to NASA’s ingenuity and cool public outreach, the names of my family will arrive on the red planet Mars tonight.
The Perseverance rover onboard Atlas V-541 rocket 🚀 launched by NASA July 31, 2020 will land on Jezero crater, Mars tonight.
Mission:
To search for alien life
Attempt the first flight ever of a helicopter on another planet
It will also carry the names of 10,932,295 people who submitted their names to NASA through the ‘Send your name to Mars’ campaign, stenciled on a chip on a placard on the rover.
It’s NASA’s way of engaging the public and instilling interest in younger generations to inspire and expand their horizons of what is possible, and prepare the next generation carrying the mantle of space exploration
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Touchdown!!’

“Commencing countdown, engines on...
Check ignition and may God's love be with you” #CountdownToMars  👇#Mars #Mars2020  #MarsPerseverance #BREAKING
Incredible! The first image from @NASAPersevere now safely touched down on #Mars! #MarsPerseverance #Mars2020  #Mars #NASASocial #NASAPersevere #NASA #Mars2020
Thanks to Swati “touchdown confirmed" Mohan for talking us through the @NASAPersevere #MarsLanding @DrSwatiMohan
#CountdownToMars  #mars2020 #Perseverance #WomenInScience #WomenInScienceDay
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Ready for the #CountdownToMars? #Perseverance is set to begin its entry, descent, and Martian landing in just under 5 hours from now, at 12:55 p.m. PST (20:55 UTC). We'll be covering it here on Twitter.

What you need to know for today's #Mars landing:
spacescout.info/2021/02/persev…
In order for today's landing to work successfully, the #Mars2020 mission needs to bleed off over 5,000 m/s of velocity within just four minutes, and conduct a rocket-powered crane descent. Here's today's descent timeline - also included in the article. #CountdownToMars
At 11:15 a.m. Pacific, NASA will start coverage of the landing on NASA TV, available globally. We'll be tweeting clips during our coverage, too.

Set a reminder for the launch stream:
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So ... more Mars everyone? Well you came to the right place.... @search_mars @howellspace @Thievesbook @NovelAudio

#Mars #CountdowntoMars #Perseverance

And I am going to tweet about some of the people we have spoken to - it's their day, not ours..... although....... ImageImageImageImage
@search_mars @howellspace @Thievesbook @NovelAudio For those of you waking up in the U.S., what a day it will be.

Yours truly appeared on a podcast with the always excellent @LibbyJackson__ and @AlexMartin

I have also done a piece about the work that scientists in Manchester have been doing on Martian - and other! - meteorites especially "Black Beauty" -- one of the more unusual in of the pieces of Mars which have fetched up here Image
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So on this day of days..... I will tweet some more prime Mars content..... and woke up to hear my own voice.....
So it is really the day!

#countdowntoMars #Mars #Space Image
So along with my fabulous co-author @howellspace, we have spent the last couple of years thinking of Mars - and our book @search_mars has the benefit of over thirty-five years of reporting - originally by me and now by Elizabeth
(who has been to Mars - well a simulated base) ImageImageImageImage
And she got to see #Perseverance and boy was in a sulk*


* only kidding. Between us both we have seen every Mars rover ever built at JPL and as you can see below I couldn't get away from Curiosity on my last trip to JPL ImageImageImageImage
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So .... a final sequence of tweets about the Mars missions which I reported on, how JPL got its Red Planet groove back on..... and a true story of why I should never navigate on Earth, let alone Mars..... #Mars @daretodream #Space #CountdownToMars Image
I started reporting on space for newspapers in 1989, in retrospect one of those pivotal years in history. By then, NASA had a number of problems: aging work force, end of the Cold War and what was the political point of the agency since the Soviets were no longer around Image
The politics were murky to say the least. In early 1992, The George H.W. Bush administration fired Dick Truly as the boss and brought in Dan Goldin, who, for all his fearsome reputation, had a problem he knew only too well was rushing towards him ImageImageImage
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So another thread on..... Mars, this time the early years of the space age

#CountdowntoMars #Mars #Perseverance
1964 was a vintage year. The Beatles, Goldfinger, (consults notes – I was very young at the time), my christening and..... oh yes, JPL sent the first missions to the Red Planet @carolynporco
What people forget is that even then so very little was known about the Red Planet as it was not easy to see with then state-of-the art equipment – in that same year of 1964 the official USAF Cartography Center map of Mars still had canals drawn on it as ridiculous as it seems
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Good morning, and wonder ..... are you ready for some prime Mars related-content? And, indeed .... life on the Red Planet choice cuts? #Mars #LifeonMars #countdowntoMars
As we head towards tomorrow’s excitement in Jezero Crater, time for the very question of eternity: are we alone? And so I will tweet a thread on how our view of life on the Red Planet has changed over the years......
Where did the notion that life might exist on Mars come from? One of the first mentions is from the telescopic era when the polar ice caps were discovered and by the person who actually discovered them
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#CountdowntoMars #Mars @search_mars @howellspace @Thievesbook

I always knew I wanted to write books from an early age, and given my interests, it was obvious I should write about something I loved. Take a guess what that was. Just take a guess.
@search_mars @howellspace @Thievesbook So yes, the first book I ever worked on was about Mars - and the reason? Because the Soviet Union was launching two missions in the summer of 1988 to orbit and make landings on Phobos, the larger Martian moon
It also looked forward to how people would land on Mars, hence the title. Several people buttonholed me to say there was not going to be another space race. I pointed out it referred to humans going there.
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A tense half-hour on Tuesday will determine the fate of the UAE's "Hope" probe to #Mars, as the Arab world's first space mission carries out a tricky manoeuvre to enter the Red Planet's orbit u.afp.com/USaf #AlAmal #HopeProbe
#UPDATE Destination Mars: current missions to the Red planet including the UAE's "Hope" probe which is poised to enter planet's orbit #ArabsToMars #HopeProbe

#AFPgraphics
#BREAKING UAE's 'Hope' probe successfully enters Mars' orbit: mission officials
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Remarks made this morning by @POTUS to the virtual #NationalPrayerBreakfast, according to @PressSec.
"Certainly we support this effort and endeavor" of @NASAArtemis to returns US astronauts to the #moon as a waypoint to exploration of #Mars, confirms @PressSec.
Today, @POTUS is expected to talk about his "commitment to refugees," says @PressSec but that no executive order anticipated immediately.
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🟥⏯️Retrouvez le #REPLAY de la présentation du cycle de recherche "Perseverance Valley", une exploration alternative de #Mars par les artistes @postec_clement & Pauline Julier ⬇️1/
#ecoleanthropocene2021 @EcoleUrbaine
2/ Ce projet sur #Mars commence au #Chile dans le désert d'#Atacama où le #Lithium est exploité: ce lithium recharge nos batteries 🚲🚗mais aussi nos batteries d'affects car c'est un ingrédient essentiel des #antidépresseurs💊
3/ Le sol du #Salar d'#Atacama est ce qui, sur Terre, ressemble le+ au sol de #Mars. Donc l'astromobile martien y est testé.
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Saturn in Shravana – Unfolding the hidden mysteries
 
Saturn is currently transiting the Vishnu’s own nakshatra i.e., Shravana.This transit of karma karaka carries a divine message of transformation which a common man might not understands. By the way of this article,
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I want to take you to the transcendal journey where hidden clues about karma and destiny can be decoded.

I don’t want to complicate the things so let’s start from some general knowledge about the nakshatra of Shravana. The star of Shravana is ruled by moon according to
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Vimshottari Dasha scheme and it is opposite moon’s own house of cancer. So, the first important thing to understand is that any planet which will be placed in the nakshatra of Shravana will aspect moon’s own house too. Here is the catch. As the planet is affecting the
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#VIDEO: In the year 2020—despite the widespread lockdowns and restricted movement—space exploration and research continued to proliferate across the globe. In case you missed any of these mind-blowing space stories of 2020, then here is a reckoner!
#2020inSpace: Ten Out of the World Happenings That Kept #Astronomy Enthusiasts on Their Toes This Year

weather.com/en-IN/india/sp…

(📸: NASA/JPL/USGS/(NRAO/AUI/NSF/NASA/SSV, MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA)
On September 14, 2020, a paper published in the reputed journal Nature Astronomy, revealed detection of #phosphine—a colourless, flammable gas—on the clouds of #Venus.

(📸: SSV, MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA)
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Since birth we undergo various types of churning or Manthana. External and internal churn. The sagara manthana was the churn of milky ocean, 54 suras and 54 Asuras with the tortoise as the base support. This is Kurma Avatara. #Thread
@mmpandit
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In this life, we are being pulled in all directions by forces that need our karmas to be burnt. Karma = KURMA (Avatara) = Shani. #Saturn
@mmpandit
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Let us try to derive and understand a few simple concepts. Karma = 10th house = = Capricorn (Natural 10th) . #Mars, #Agni gets exalted 10th = Burning of Karma.
The one who understands and wants to help us in this churn is Sri Kurma. @mmpandit
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[#Podcast] 2019 > #Hayabusa, un petit tour et puis s’en va bit.ly/3nD0hZc via @lamethodeFC #LaMethSci Image
[#Vidéo] 2018 > #Hayabusa/#Mascot : mission kamikaze vers l’astéroïde #Ryugu bit.ly/3rhetJF via @YouTube #LaMethSci
[#Podcast] 2016 > Comètes, astéroïdes : les nouveaux horizons de l’exploration spatiale bit.ly/2Wtf8tw via @lamethodeFC #LaMethSci Image
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🚀🔥🌎 Muskova loď Starship prvně VZLÉTLA DO SIMULOVANÝCH 12,5KM, ale při přistání VYBOUCHLA!
Víc tuna ► vedator.org/starship_15km či v #THREAD níže...

#space #spacex #starship #kaboom #elonmusk #nasa #vesmir #kosmonautika #vesmir #veda #věda #mars #cesinamars #science Image
Vlastně to vypadá skoro nudně. Dlouho očekávaný pokusný let Starship SN-8 do VÝŠKY 12,5 KILOMETRŮ (byť v reálu asi níže, šlo o simulovanou výšku, detaily uvidíme až zítra) je konečně realitou, ačkoliv nevyšel ÚPLNĚ DLE PLÁNŮ! Image
Lodi zjevně vypadl při letu jeden z motorů, při přistání měla také PŘÍLIŠ VYSOKOU RYCHLOST a vybouchla. Přesto si povězme, proč je to přesto důvod k oslavě! 🍻
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Was doing #Gochar #Transit analysis for a #Libra #Jaatak #Kundali when I stumbled upon a very powerful #Astro event taking place in ALL #Libra #Charts but also potentially quite damaging for the #Jaatak if their #Natal #Chart or #Lagnesh is weak...
#Mars would be around 25* in the 6th #Bhaav, looking into the #Lagan with 8th #Drishti where #Laganesh #Venus would also be placed with similar #Degrees. #Mars/#Venus are not just antiparties, they are also #Enemies to one another and hence this #Vedan is not the best
#Rahu, placed in the 8th #Bhaav of the #Chart would also be having similar 25*. In #Taurus, dispositor of #Rahu is #Venus. #Rahu and #Venus having similar strength, #Rahu becomes very powerful and #Malefic for the time being
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Scientists Develop Game-Changing Technology That Can Extract Oxygen, Fuel from #Mars' Salty Water

weather.com/en-IN/india/sp…

By @kun5k
Discovering #water on celestial bodies is a pretty big deal—not only because water is a prerequisite for life, but also because the presence of H2O can make these bodies ideal destinations for human #space exploration.

(📸: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS)
One such planet is #Mars,which houses abundant water content.But as the #RedPlanet is very cold,most of its water is frozen;and the water that isn’t frozen exists because its freezing temperature is lowered by the salt from the Martian soil.

(📸:NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ.of Arizona)
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