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Sci Tech    H4'ed 2/20/21

Perseverance Rover Has Successfully Landed on Mars and Sent Back Its First Image

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The NASA Perseverance rover safely landed on Mars after its 292.5 million-mile journey from Earth, the agency confirmed at 3:55 p.m. ET Thursday. The rover landed itself flawlessly, according to the mission's team.

'Percy,' as the spacecraft is affectionately called at mission control, sent back its first images of the landing site immediately after touchdown, which shows the rover's shadow on the surface of its landing site of Jezero Crater.

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Still torn on the space exploration front. Cosmos deeply affected me, Carl Sagan's romantization, "we are star stuff." But we got problems, Houston, here on Earth. And until we behave like good boys again, maybe in hundred years, see if we get past Climate Change, then maybe we should not worry about it for awhile -- or load up rockets with one percenters and send them out there somewhere. They stand half a chance, being the predators that they are.

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