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Online Roger Parsons  
#1 Posted : 14 February 2021 17:34:50(UTC)
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Mars in in the news this week:

UAE Hope mission returns first image of Mars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56060890

The camera capturing Mars' craters and canyon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55943374

Exciting stuff.

Sky watchers - Mars is still visible this month. For the February night sky, See:

http://www.astrospace.co.uk/Astrospace/monthly-sky/monthlynightsky.html

BTW This link will update month by month...

Roger

 

 

 

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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

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Offline ozone_aurora  
#2 Posted : 15 February 2021 19:40:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post

Mars in in the news this week:

UAE Hope mission returns first image of Mars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56060890

The camera capturing Mars' craters and canyon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55943374

Exciting stuff.

Sky watchers - Mars is still visible this month. For the February night sky, See:

http://www.astrospace.co.uk/Astrospace/monthly-sky/monthlynightsky.html

BTW This link will update month by month...

Roger

 

 

 

Thanks for the links Roger! 

Very glad that Hope successfully entered Mars orbit.
Looking forward to Perseverance Mission.

 

 

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#3 Posted : 18 February 2021 00:46:12(UTC)
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Online Roger Parsons  
#4 Posted : 18 February 2021 04:56:00(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: The Beast from the East Go to Quoted Post

Up to check on progress:

Nasa Mars rover: Perseverance robot heads for daunting landing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56103231

 

Watch the Feb. 18 Landing Broadcast

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/

Roger

Additional - you may find this story about solar activity of interest:

Astronomers are using tree rings as a historical record of solar activity

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/tree-rings-reconstruct-millennium-solar-activity/

R.

 

 

Edited by user 18 February 2021 19:23:56(UTC)  | Reason: addition

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West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

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#5 Posted : 18 February 2021 19:33:26(UTC)
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All of us at Vaisala hoping for a successful landing as some of our sensing technology is on Perseverance.

https://www.vaisala.com/...ody-out-there-yes-we-are

Online Roger Parsons  
#6 Posted : 18 February 2021 19:46:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dave B Go to Quoted Post
All of us at Vaisala hoping for a successful landing as some of our sensing technology is on Perseverance.

https://www.vaisala.com/en/news-and-insights/there-anybody-out-there-yes-we-are

Are you watching the NASA coverage?

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/

R.

RogerP

West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

Offline doctormog  
#7 Posted : 18 February 2021 19:57:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dave B Go to Quoted Post
All of us at Vaisala hoping for a successful landing as some of our sensing technology is on Perseverance.

https://www.vaisala.com/en/news-and-insights/there-anybody-out-there-yes-we-are

Yes, one of my friends (at Vaisala, Helsinki) is watching this closely for the same reason.

I am enjoying the live coverage.

Online Roger Parsons  
#8 Posted : 18 February 2021 21:15:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doctormog Go to Quoted Post

Yes, one of my friends (at Vaisala, Helsinki) is watching this closely for the same reason.

I am enjoying the live coverage.

That was seriously impressive.

 

addition:

As it happened: Nasa rover performs 'flawless' landing on Mars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/science-environment-56101496

Roger

Edited by user 19 February 2021 08:07:22(UTC)  | Reason: addition

RogerP

West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

Offline Gandalf The White  
#9 Posted : 19 February 2021 12:20:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post

 

That was seriously impressive.

 

addition:

As it happened: Nasa rover performs 'flawless' landing on Mars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/science-environment-56101496

Roger

Yes, indeed. I watched it live, having just managed to extricate myself from a Zoom call....

It was quite entertaining listening to the BBC News24 coverage:

'Can you control the descent and the landing from here?"  ..... "No, there's an 11-minute delay."

"Ah, so the celebrations were 11 minutes after the rover touched down"

🤔

 

I thought the rover tweeting its arrival was a nice touch.

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Online Roger Parsons  
#10 Posted : 22 February 2021 21:24:42(UTC)
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WATCH:

The journey to the surface of Mars made by the Perseverance rover
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56158928



Roger

RogerP

West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

Offline Viking3  
#11 Posted : 23 February 2021 08:33:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post

WATCH:

The journey to the surface of Mars made by the Perseverance rover
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56158928



Roger

 

Wow Roger - one of the most remarkable sights we could hope to see.

Watch this everyone!

 

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#12 Posted : 24 February 2021 20:12:47(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Viking3 Go to Quoted Post

 

 

Wow Roger - one of the most remarkable sights we could hope to see.

Watch this everyone!

 

Scott Manley has produced another vid with a more detailed description of the landing. Well worth a look as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgzTfw_J6o&t=6s

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Online Roger Parsons  
#13 Posted : 25 February 2021 11:26:35(UTC)
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Giant telescope to listen for 'advanced civilisations'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ne...-cambridgeshire-56173842

Just don't point it at Earth!

Roger

RogerP

West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

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#14 Posted : 25 February 2021 12:20:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post
Giant telescope to listen for 'advanced civilisations'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-56173842

Just don't point it at Earth!
Roger

Do not need it on Earth. We have "ALEXA". Though it will be years to find something civilized to talk to  and get an answer .... 

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Online Roger Parsons  
#15 Posted : 25 February 2021 13:23:47(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ARTzeman Go to Quoted Post

Do not need it on Earth. We have "ALEXA". Though it will be years to find something civilized to talk to  and get an answer .... 

RogerP

West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

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#16 Posted : 25 February 2021 13:53:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post
Giant telescope to listen for 'advanced civilisations'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-56173842

Just don't point it at Earth!
Roger

Have they fitted an effective 'Fake News' filter?

😳

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Offline Viking3  
#17 Posted : 25 February 2021 16:38:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Devonian Go to Quoted Post

 

Scott Manley has produced another vid with a more detailed description of the landing. Well worth a look as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgzTfw_J6o&t=6s

 

Thanks for sharing - adds more interest to an already amazing event!

Keith

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Online Roger Parsons  
#18 Posted : 25 February 2021 18:52:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Viking3 Go to Quoted Post

Thanks for sharing - adds more interest to an already amazing event!

Yes - I thought it very good too, Dev. Thanks for that. Nice to get a bit more detail. What a show.

Roger

RogerP

West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire

No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

Curiosities of Great Britain (c.1780)

Offline Gandalf The White  
#19 Posted : 26 February 2021 00:07:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Devonian Go to Quoted Post

 

Scott Manley has produced another vid with a more detailed description of the landing. Well worth a look as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgzTfw_J6o&t=6s

 

That was very good, Dev.  Thanks for posting the link.

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#20 Posted : 01 March 2021 09:28:26(UTC)
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