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MRO photographs InSight on Mars

The high resolution camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has located and photographed InSight, its heat shield, and its parachute.

The pictures themselves are not very interesting. What is important however is for scientists to know exactly where InSight is located so they can better understand the data it sends back of Mars’ interior. They now have that information.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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2 comments

  • MJMJ

    It doesn’t look to me like it landed in a crater, as they were saying it had based on on-site photos.

  • David A. Danello

    The loss of Mars’ magnetic field
    may have caused the loss of it’s atmosphere to the solar wind,
    which then would cause the evaporation of it’s lakes/oceans.
    The late Dr. Tom Barnes (1911-2002), Dept. of Physics, U. of Texas at El Paso
    did a rigorous application of Maxwell’s equations to the metallic core and over a hundred years
    of -decaying- field data, via Gauss method,
    (Gauss was the first to measure the field and reduce the worldwide data to a magnetic dipole moment)
    and determined the
    Earth’s magnetic field is rapidly decaying -exponentially-
    with a half-life of approximately 1400 years.
    Barnes calculations also gave 2 proofs the decay is exponential, which refutes all dynamo theories.

    The Earth’s magnetic field shields the Earth from deadly solar and cosmic radiation.

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