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We have now a 3-minute video - A VIDEO - of the Perseverance landing on Mars. The final few seconds with the sky crane are amazing. youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fp

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@tsturm the weird part was in the various press afterwards, nasa engineers were all "we weren't prepared for the amount of dust kicked onto the rover by the skycrane. we'll have to plan for that in the future". :flan_eyes_narrowed:

Couldn't help thinking "motherfucker, _I_ know that mars is dusty as hell. that's like it's prime feature. red dust. and you're landing with a gas based propulsion system? how did you not know to prepare for fucktons of dust?"

@sungo Well, I have to say, it was A LOT of dust in the last few seconds. Very much explains those planet-encompassing dust storms Mars gets every other year.

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