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Farewell, Ingenuity

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Friday, March 1, 2024: This likely our last view of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter drone. Ingenuity's red planet companion, the Perseverance rover, snapped one final shot of Ingenuity, after damage to its rotor blades permanently grounded the vehicle. In total, Ingenuity completed at total of 72 flights. The valiant Mars-copter's original mission strove for only five flights; its longevity coming at the pleasant surprise of everyone. Farewell, Ingenuity. You were awesome.

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  • The Exoplanets Channel
    The images are truly breath-taking.
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  • rod
    The Exoplanets Channel said:
    The images are truly breath-taking.

    The Exoplanets Channel, what star and reddish exoplanet is shown in your picture, looks like about 8" angular separation? I use this site as my canonical reference to exoplanets, The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia Currently 4150 exoplanets are listed.
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  • spaceguy
    yes they are
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  • swiggly
    The Exoplanets Channel said:
    The images are truly breath-taking.

    My Comet Image:

    Neowise
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  • rod
    swiggly said:
    My Comet Image:

    Neowise
    This is a very good image here. In enjoyed some recent views of NEOWISE using my 90-mm telescope at 40x early, shortly after 0415 EDT. Bifurcated tail obvious too.
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  • Helio
    The IOD image for yesterday of the Veil nebula is stunning! The graphics are such that it's almost as if it has an oil film on top. It has both 3D and texture feel to it.
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  • Jack Colter
    The was no Artemis 13 mission. It was Apollo.
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  • Astro.Letizia
    I hope they start posting these daily again! I always start my day off with the newest image but it's been a couple of months now :(
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  • Helio
    APOD is a another great source for astro eye candy.
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  • Astro.Letizia
    Helio said:
    APOD is a another great source for astro eye candy.
    Thanking you!
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