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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    "NASA Just Dropped a Stunning New 360-Degree Video of Mars"

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/spa...video-of-mars/
    Cool imagery.

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    Not as much a video as a 360 image with a sound recording over it, but cool nonetheless.
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    "Mars helicopter begins to scout for Perseverance rover with longest flight"

    https://www.upi.com/Science_News/202...1781625584172/

    NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has begun to scout missions for the Perseverance rover, completing its ninth and most challenging flight yet.

    NASA announced the "most challenging flight yet" was a success Monday via Twitter.
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    So the tech demonstrator is now becoming useful as well! Cool!
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    "Flight 9 was a nail-biter, but Ingenuity came through with flying colors"

    https://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Fl...olors_999.html

    It has been a week of heightened apprehension on the Mars Helicopter team as we prepared a major flight challenge for Ingenuity. We uplinked instructions for the flight, which occurred Monday, July 5 at 2:03 am PT, and waited nervously for results to arrive from Mars later that morning. The mood in the ground control room was jubilant when we learned that Ingenuity was alive and well after completing a journey spanning 2,051 feet (625 meters) of challenging terrain.
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    "Perseverance rover begins hunt for signs of Martian life"

    https://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Pe..._life_999.html

    NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has begun its search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. Flexing its 7-foot (2-meter) mechanical arm, the rover is testing the sensitive detectors it carries, capturing their first science readings. Along with analyzing rocks using X-rays and ultraviolet light, the six-wheeled scientist will zoom in for closeups of tiny segments of rock surfaces that might show evidence of past microbial activity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    "Perseverance rover begins hunt for signs of Martian life"

    https://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Pe..._life_999.html
    While I'm enthusiastic about the mission I rather doubt that the mission will discover signs of life.

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    "NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to acquire first sample"

    https://www.marsdaily.com/reports/NA...ample_999.html

    NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth. The six-wheeled geologist is searching for a scientifically interesting target in a part of Jezero Crater called the "Cratered Floor Fractured Rough."
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    Ingenuity may need its own thread soon. The mini-helicopter just completed its longest flight (#10) and flew for more than two minutes.

    NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has flown its first mile on the Red Planet.

    The small chopper surpassed the 1-mile (1.6 km) mark of its total flight distance on Saturday (July 24) when soared over a rocky region called "Raised Ridges" at its Jezero Crater home. The sortie was the 10th and highest trip yet for Ingenuity, which arrived on Mars with NASA's Perseverance rover in February. Ingenuity's first flight occurred in April.

    "With the Mars Helicopter's flight success today, we crossed its 1-mile total distance flown to date," officials with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California wrote in an Instagram update late Saturday. JPL is home to the mission control for Perseverance and Ingenuity.

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