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    Mars Perseverance Rover Landing

    Did anyone else watch the Mars landing this evening?

    We watched it live via the YouTube NASA live stream. Great to experience and quite nervous to watch. Brilliant to see the first images sent back.

    Looking forward to tomorrow to see the higher resolution images we should receive.

    Only thing is. As great as this all is, to me it didn't feel like we have progressed that much in 30 years.

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    I think we have bigger problems to deal with at the moment.

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    Yeah H. - Didn't see it Live but have seen some of the Footage.

    Maybe I didn't grasp the story right, but isn't this mission collecting Samples for return to Earth?

    Or is that the next one they have planned?
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    That's correct. It has a core drill that can go 2m into the ground to collect samples. It's also got an advanced lab built in to test and analyse the samples, but once it's finished with them they will be packaged and dropped off.

    A later vehicle will be sent to Mars to retrieve them to bring back.

    The rover also has a lot of other equipment onboard including 20 high res cameras and for the first time microphoes to send back audio from the surface.

    This rover is also massive compared to previous ones. Weighing 1 ton and made of Aluminium, it's taller then a person and as large as a big car. It also has far longer daily range of 200m, which might not sound nuch, but this is being charged from solar panels each day. Previous rovers could only move about 10m a day.

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