Something has fallen off Perseverance!

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Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by JohnD » Wed Nov 15, 2023 5:10 pm

See: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/elnDAEKOZhM

An axle? In two parts?
Or is this a sample tube for later recovery?

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Re: Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by JohnD » Mon Nov 20, 2023 2:00 pm

Just boosting this, as no one seems to know, and I'd like to!

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Re: Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Nov 20, 2023 2:14 pm

JohnD wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 2:00 pm Just boosting this, as no one seems to know, and I'd like to!
Yeah, just the standard sample recovery containers that Perseverance drop as it moves along.
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Re: Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by JohnD » Mon Nov 20, 2023 7:54 pm

Phew!
Thanks, Chris!
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Re: Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by Ann » Tue Nov 21, 2023 5:42 am

When I first saw the (truncated) headline here, "Something has fallen off Perse", my immediate reaction was, "What? Something has fallen off Perseus? Has something fallen off the Perseus Cluster?

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Something (NGC 1283?) has fallen off the Perseus Cluster!
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Could it be that NGC 1283 has fallen off the Perseus Cluster? :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Re: Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by JohnD » Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:34 am

Nice one, Ann!

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Re: Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by JohnD » Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:41 pm

Another one! <iframe src="https://mars.nasa.gov/layout/embed/imag ... 17_04_0LLJ" width="500" height="500" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Frustratingly, NASA doesn't discuss the multitude of images that Perseverance sends back. This one shows the sample tube embedded in the terrain, with the flanged end up. I had assumed that these tubes were test-tube analogues, that the rover filled with samples for recovery like a geologist might do, not drill them into the surface. Previous tubes, as above are left lying on the surface.

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Re: Something has fallen off Perseverance!

Post by daolybd763 » Wed Jan 03, 2024 2:56 am

JohnD wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 7:54 pm Phew!
Thanks, Chris!
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