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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2018
     
    Opportunity is still silent...
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2018 edited
     
    I looked up there a couple of nights ago with the far-seer and all I could see was a rather uniform red disc. I imagined I might have seen a thin trace of white at the poles, but this might have just been poor seeing conditions of one sort or another. Canals turned out to be floaters much closer to home. Perhaps the dust storm is still happening.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2018
     
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2018
     
    One of the weirder wiki pages...
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    A few nights ago seeing was unusually good here, and I and a friend were able to make out the polar caps and the dark Syrtis Major area.

    I couldn't quite make out the InSight craft though. Tomorrow's the big day, let's keep fingers crossed and hope they got their slide rules the right way round this time.
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    Signals from the probe confirming its safe touchdown should be received at 19:53 GMT, give or take a minute, sez BBC.

    It's a little after 14 as I type. Little spacecraft, my thoughts go with you. Good luck and happy landing!
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2018
     
    It's also covered on CSPAN. Flawless landing apparently.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2018
     
    Yep, success.
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    Does anyone know if the solar panels have successfully deployed? This is tricky and is critical to the mission.

    Nevertheless, good job little spacecraft!
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2018
     
    No earlier than 5:35 p.m. PST (8:35 p.m. EST) – Confirmation from InSight via NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter that InSight’s solar arrays have deployed
    From timeline.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2018
     
    Physical deployment https://youtu.be/Z3twtYCXxNo
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2018
     
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    InSight is AllRight!
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    More bloody geology *grumble*
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2018
     
    Areology.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2018
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanMore bloody geology *grumble*

    Well grounded science!
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2018
     
    And rock solid.
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    I want to see the microbes.
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    I want to see that deep probe poke into the carapace of a hibernating Martian sandbeetle, which will wake up and swallow the entire lander in a puff of perchlorate dust.