📊From Martian winds to youth unemployment, here's the week's in numbers
The Sun sets over Jezero crater as seen by the Mars rover Perseverance on Sol 4, the fifth Martian day after it landed (landing day is Sol 0; Sol 4 was February 23, 2021). NASA/JPL-Caltech via @BadAstronomer
After 203 days and 300 million miles, our @NasaPersevere landed on Mars at 3:55 p.m. EST on Feb. 18. After spending some time checking out its systems, it'll be rolling across the Red Planet, looking for signs of ancient Martian life.
And so, the journey begins… With today’s launch of @NasaPersevere , we begin another historic mission of exploration. Our #CountdownToMars continues with Perseverance landing on the Martian surface on Feb. 18, 2021. More:
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Scientists & engineers launched “InSight” from Earth (a moving platform) across 300million miles to arrive where Mars (a moving target) will be seven months later, landing safely to do geophysics at the Martian equator. And you have a problem listening to us about climate change?
Our Mars Odyssey orbiter phoned home, relaying news from indicating its solar panels are open & collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. Also in the dispatch: this snapshot from the lander's arm showing the instruments in their new home:
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, our Opportunity is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars. Designed to last just 90 Martian days, here's a look at this record-setting mission: