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Open source software costs nothing, but enables people to do great things with it. This is the software/data I've been using to create maps, process images, make animationsm etc. related to 's mission:

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Kevin M. Gill's and Simeon Schmauß's, (@stim3on) flats:


Flight #32.

185 undistorted, processed, rotated, colorized HELI_NAV images
RMC: 32_1 (corrected)
Sol: 561
LMST: 15:48:49
UTC: 2022-09-18T06:47:54
Credit: /JPL-Caltech


I knew I had seen this SHERLOC image before somewhere 😀. It's the Voyager Golden Record!

Processed SHERLOC_WATSON and Wikipedia image, played at 1fps
RMC: 29_0, Sol: 570
LMST: 15:25:52
UTC: 2022-09-27T12:20:24
Credit: /JPL-Caltech

Parallax is evident when observing the impact of on from two places on almost opposite sides of the globe, the ATLAS Project on Hawaii and 's Les Makes observatory, on the island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

Despite of the resolution being very different, its easy to observe that the impact seen in Hawaii happens next to the bright star, while that of Les Makes well before that star.
ATLAS video:
ESA video:


Looks like some ancient Martian artifact:

RMC: 29_0, Sol: 570
LMST: 15:25:52
UTC: 2022-09-27T12:20:24
Credit: /JPL-Caltech

Here is a reconstruction of 's impact on minor-planet moon Dimorphos, as observed by the Italian cubesat LICIACube, which is in orbit around near Earth asteroid Didymos.

The reconstruction assumes 's camera was centered on and so we see move with respect to its moon. Without knowing the exact geometry of bodies and camera at the moment of the impact this is just one of many possibilities.

Processed images from:

Here is at Airfield X, where it landed following its 33rd flight on the Red Planet, as seen by 's Mastcam-Z camera.

See model and map in second toot.

Combined processed MCZ LEFT & RIGHT
RMC: 29_0, Sol: 569
LMST: 13:41:35
UTC: 2022-09-26T09:53:40
Credit: /JPL-Caltech/ASU

sent us some postcards from flight #32. If you think this is a terrible image, just have a look at the original next to it 😬

Processed and raw HELI_RTE
RMC: 0_None, Sol: 561
LMST: 15:48:13
UTC: 2022-09-18T06:47:04
Credit: /JPL-Caltec

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft (DART) collided with asteroid Dimorphos in an experiment designed to measure how much such an impact can change the orbit of an asteroid.

The stabilized animation was created with images from NASA's live broadcast and the 5 1/2min video posted on their web site. It starts the moment Dimorphos becomes visible.

More details and dimensions in the image description.

Ok. has a better video, but here is a short animation of screenshots taken live while was meeting its destiny:

has now an appreciable size and is locked on . If you are not tuned in, you will miss an encounter with an asteroid in real time, but there is still time. Here are two links:

W/ commentary:
Raw camera:

65dBnoise boosted

NASA_LSP simulation of what the DRACO camera will see during DART's autonomously guided run at the target asteroid

How New are Yann LeCun’s “New” Ideas?
By Gary Marcus

I guess it's hard to make the turn when you've been hyping a false premise (DL will solve AGI) and everyone is now watching. Not diminishing the progress made, but hype has a price attached that must be paid at some point.

But failing to credit previous academic work? That's pretty lame.

I wouldn't shed a tear if Starlink went bankrupt, but I would be very disappointed if Starship didn't make it to orbit and beyond.

The former is an abuse of a globally available resource and a space junk producing and light polluting technology, while the latter, if viable, may be a breakthrough in space transportation, a necessary step for the advancement of space exploration.

abrading a rock on Mars

NASA scientists think that the rocks in this area may contain valuable information about the existence of past life on the Red Planet.

Examining the abrasion pit with spectroscopes provides information about the chemical composition of the rock which in turn helps decide about its suitability for sampling.

18 processed fFRONT_HAZCAM_LEFT frames played at 5fps
RMC: 29_0, Sol: 568
LMST: 16:23:32
UTC: 2022-09-25T12:00:29
Credit: /JPL-Caltech

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