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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1515 on: 19 February, 2021, 11:18:10 AM »
That's amazing.  Love that we're now getting live tweets from Mars too, about the Perseverance finding its 'forever home'. 

Forgive me if I'm being horribly naive, but the Mars shots from that video are surely CGI recreations of the events, aren't they? 
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1516 on: 19 February, 2021, 11:38:29 AM »
Here's an up-FPS'd descent video, wonderful stuff. (The audio is fake, BTW.)

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1517 on: 19 February, 2021, 12:11:05 PM »
...the Mars shots from that video are surely CGI recreations of the events, aren't they?

Yup, that's just a snazzy CGI visualisation made in advance spliced into the timeline. No live footage for obvious reasons, but for the landing coverage they ran a live graphic simulation using the current data feed (speed, altitude, etc) which was really quite something. A 30 year lifespan on their nuke plant and the mission parameters are for 5 years of operation, which is kind of incredible.  It even has an oxygen generation experiment on board!




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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1518 on: 19 February, 2021, 12:20:28 PM »

Despite it all, it's a great time to be alive. More of this kind of thing!

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1519 on: 19 February, 2021, 12:22:12 PM »
...the Mars shots from that video are surely CGI recreations of the events, aren't they?

Yup, that's just a snazzy CGI visualisation made in advance spliced into the timeline. No live footage for obvious reasons, but for the landing coverage they ran a live graphic simulation using the current data feed (speed, altitude, etc) which was really quite something. A 30 year lifespan on their nuke plant and the mission parameters are for 5 years of operation, which is kind of incredible.  It even has an oxygen generation experiment on board!

Ah, I see. Thanks, TB
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