Arizona State University: Citizen scientists help map ridge networks on Mars

Arizona State University: Citizen scientists help map ridge networks on Mars . “Nearly 14,000 citizen scientists from around the world joined in the search for the ridge networks on Mars, focusing on an area around Jezero Crater, where NASA’s Perseverance rover landed last February. Ultimately, with the help of the citizen scientists, the team was able to map the distribution of 952 polygonal ridge networks in an area that measures about a fifth of Mars’ total surface area.”

NASA: What Sounds Captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover Reveal About Mars

NASA: What Sounds Captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover Reveal About Mars. “The result of the recordings: a new understanding of strange characteristics of the Martian atmosphere, where the speed of sound is slower than on Earth – and varies with pitch (or frequency). On Earth, sounds typically travel at 767 mph (343 meters per second). But on Mars, low-pitched sounds travel at about 537 mph (240 meters per second), while higher-pitched sounds move at 559 mph (250 meters per second).”

NASA: Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover

NASA: Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA’s Perseverance Rover. “Thanks to two microphones aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, the mission has recorded nearly five hours of Martian wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over gravel, and motors whirring as the spacecraft moves its arm. These sounds allow scientists and engineers to experience the Red Planet in new ways – and everyone is invited to listen in.”

NASA: Take a 3D Spin on Mars and Track NASA’s Perseverance Rover

NASA: Take a 3D Spin on Mars and Track NASA’s Perseverance Rover. “Two online interactive experiences let you check out Jezero Crater – the landing site and exploration locale for NASA’s Perseverance rover – without leaving our planet. One new experience, called ‘Explore with Perseverance,’ allows you to follow along with the rover as though you were standing on the surface of Mars. Another interactive – ‘Where Is Perseverance?’ – shows the current location of the rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter as they explore the Red Planet.”

CNET: If NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used Google Photos, it would look like this

CNET: If NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used Google Photos, it would look like this. “Perhaps one day when we humans finally get to Mars, we’ll take our Android phones and the Google Photos albums and montages we’ve created. Until then, we can live vicariously through a Google video that imagines what it would be like if NASA’s Perseverance rover used the photo-wrangling system.”

Space: How to watch the Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s first flight online

Space: How to watch the Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s first flight online. “While Ingenuity, which rode to Mars on the belly of the Perseverance rover, is expected to take to the air on Sunday, the data from that flight won’t arrive on Earth until early Monday (April 12). That’s when NASA’s next webcast comes in. At 3:30 a.m. EDT (0730 GMT) on Monday, NASA will livestream the flight data’s arrival.”

CNET: Photos from NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover let you get lost on another world

CNET: Photos from NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover let you get lost on another world. “The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover sent back its first image, a tiny thumbnail of its landing spot in Jezero Crater, just moments after its dramatic soft touch-down on Feb. 18. The sedan-size rover has now been cautiously wheeling its way around for several weeks and has already sent back 16,448 total images as of April 1 — and that’s not an April Fools’ gag.”

Smithsonian Magazine: How to Keep Up With NASA’s Perseverance Rover as It Explores Mars

Smithsonian Magazine: How to Keep Up With NASA’s Perseverance Rover as It Explores Mars. “Helping Perseverance complete its mission are several key science instruments. The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter marks the first attempt at a powered, controlled flight on another planet that hopes to give a birds-eye view of the rover’s mission, and the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) aims to convert air from Mars’ carbon dioxide-heavy atmosphere into oxygen. For those who found the images, video and audio from the rover’s Mars expedition that came out this week, stay in touch with ‘Percy’ and its journey with our collection of experts to follow and resources to use.”

NASA: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing

NASA: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing. “Unlike with past rovers, the majority of Perseverance’s cameras capture images in color. After landing, two of the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) captured views from the front and rear of the rover, showing one of its wheels in the Martian dirt. Perseverance got a close-up from NASA’s eye in the sky, as well: NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance. Orbiter, which used a special high-resolution camera to capture the spacecraft sailing into Jezero Crater, with its parachute trailing behind.”