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    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post
    The Perseverance Rover weighs 2,260 pounds. 100 times more than the Pathfinder's Sojourner rover.
    Earth gets lighter and lighter, while Mars gets heavier and heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post
    The Perseverance Rover weighs 2,260 pounds. 100 times more than the Pathfinder's Sojourner rover.
    Earth gets lighter and lighter, while Mars gets heavier and heavier.
    Enlightenment is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post
    The Perseverance Rover weighs 2,260 pounds. 100 times more than the Pathfinder's Sojourner rover.
    Earth gets lighter and lighter, while Mars gets heavier and heavier.
    Mars is probably losing its atmosphere faster than it is gaining rovers.

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    NASA finally got all the video uploaded from the landing. This is one of the coolest things EVAR!

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56158928

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowy Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
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    The Perseverance Rover weighs 2,260 pounds. 100 times more than the Pathfinder's Sojourner rover.
    Earth gets lighter and lighter, while Mars gets heavier and heavier.
    Mars is probably losing its atmosphere faster than it is gaining rovers.
    Assuming we keep sending rovers at exponential rate, their total mass will exceed the mass of Martian atmosphere in year 2269.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayjay View Post
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    Mars is probably losing its atmosphere faster than it is gaining rovers.
    Assuming we keep sending rovers at exponential rate, their total mass will exceed the mass of Martian atmosphere in year 2269.

    That doesn’t look like an exponential curve.

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    Is this a first regular video from Mars ever?
    Looks so ordinary, could have been taken on Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Is this a first regular video from Mars ever?
    Looks so ordinary, could have been taken on Earth.
    I’m sure all the anti-space people out there who have been asking why we don’t have good video from space will now take the tack that it looks too good so obviously filmed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowy Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Is this a first regular video from Mars ever?
    Looks so ordinary, could have been taken on Earth.
    I’m sure all the anti-space people out there who have been asking why we don’t have good video from space will now take the tack that it looks too good so obviously filmed here.
    Has anyone claimed yet that the whole rover landing was staged?
    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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    I find this Mars landing the most amazing thing that has happened for a long time. It might have something to do with the world being in lockdown.

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