Rock closeup: I’m still at the base of the delta scouring the area for good rocks to sample. Might “brush the dust off” a spot around here and do some proximity science to help me hone in on my next target for #SamplingMars.
Making some accidental zen art as I drive. Mars may be desolate, but it has a certain charm.
More of your favorite images: http://go.nasa.gov/3s4mRg7
A skydiver is only as good as their equipment – and this gear worked beautifully! Thanks to the #MarsHelicopter Ingenuity for capturing these new aerial views of my parachute and backshell: https://twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/1519401118152888321
Truly fascinating. I zoomed in with my Mastcam-Z camera on a Phobos solar eclipse. This detailed video can help scientists on my team better understand the Martian moon’s orbit and how its gravity affects the interior of Mars, including its crust & mantle. http://go.nasa.gov/3OqRl73
Behold the “bacon strip.” Now that I’ve made it to the delta, I’m getting a closer look at this section of light-colored rock my team’s been eyeing. Could it be mudstone from the ancient lake? One of many things to check out in my new science campaign: http://go.nasa.gov/3L2uUDd
A year ago, I watched this little adventurer take its first short hop into the history books. We planned for maybe a few weeks of basic flight tests. Who knew the #MarsHelicopter would still be zipping along, helping inform where I go next? Keep soaring, Ingenuity! https://twitter.com/NASAPersevere/status/1384209173924089863
My long haul to the ancient river delta is almost done. Up ahead: layered rocks, laid down in water, sure to hold secrets of what their environment was once like. Could they even give hints about past life? Time will tell…
More in the latest team blog: http://go.nasa.gov/3KUwmaU
Listen to the muffled hums as I work on Mars. Scientists used my recordings to study how fast sound travels through the thin, mostly CO2 Martian atmosphere, and confirmed that the speed of sound is slower on the Red Planet than on Earth. https://go.nasa.gov/3iUVYYz
It’s time to put in some work for my AutoNav system as I head to my next science campaign in the ancient river delta. I’ll take pictures of the terrain, and AutoNav will use those images to help me avoid any challenges during the 3-mile (5-km) trek. http://go.nasa.gov/3tmVG2K
NASA Mars rover. Launch: July 30, 2020. Landing: Feb. 18, 2021. Hobbies: Photography, collecting rocks, off-roading. *Twitter mirror bot*
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