APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

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APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Jun 24, 2023 4:06 am

Image 3D Ingenuity

Explanation: The multicolor, stereo imaging Mastcam-Z on the Perseverance rover zoomed in to capture this 3D close-up (get out your red/blue glasses) of the Mars Ingenuity helicopter on mission sol 45. That's Earth-date 2021 April 5. Casting a shadow on the Martian surface, Ingenuity is standing alone on its four landing legs next to the rover's wheel tracks. The experimental helicopter's solar panel, charging batteries that keep it warm through the cold Martian nights and power its flight, sits just above Ingenuity's two 1.2 meter (4 foot) long counter-rotating blades. Thirteen sols later, on April 19, Ingenuity became the first aircraft to perform powered, controlled flight on another planet. It has since gone on to complete more than 50 flights through the thin atmosphere of Mars.

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Re: APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

Post by VictorBorun » Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:37 pm

I wonder why do the solar power cells look uneven-coloured?

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Re: APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jun 24, 2023 2:05 pm

VictorBorun wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:37 pm I wonder why do the solar power cells look uneven-coloured?
What do you mean by "uneven-coloured"? It's a monochrome image. Do you mean that they aren't a uniform intensity? Could be dust, could just be seeing reflections from the surface.
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Re: APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

Post by VictorBorun » Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:38 pm

Chris Peterson wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2023 2:05 pm
VictorBorun wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:37 pm I wonder why do the solar power cells look uneven-coloured?
What do you mean by "uneven-coloured"? It's a monochrome image. Do you mean that they aren't a uniform intensity? Could be dust, could just be seeing reflections from the surface.
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Can't be reflection from Sun, it's to the right of the scene (see shadows)

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Re: APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:54 pm

VictorBorun wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:38 pm
Chris Peterson wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2023 2:05 pm
VictorBorun wrote: Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:37 pm I wonder why do the solar power cells look uneven-coloured?
What do you mean by "uneven-coloured"? It's a monochrome image. Do you mean that they aren't a uniform intensity? Could be dust, could just be seeing reflections from the surface.
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Can't be reflection from Sun, it's to the right of the scene (see shadows)
It could be from the Sun (because the crystalline nature of the solar cells can result in something other than a purely specular reflection). Or from the sky itself.
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Re: APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Jun 24, 2023 6:29 pm

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Thanks' APOD for the wonderful views of the Mars views taken by
Ingenuity! 8-)
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Re: APOD: 3D Ingenuity (2023 Jun 24)

Post by aildoux » Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:39 pm

Wonderful! Now, I'd like to see fly away in 3D!