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May 2023

#mapamonth May - In A Galaxy Not So Far Away...
How 'bout this galaxy, this solar system - that's not too far away at all...

May the 4th be with you.

Since February 18, 2021 (784 sols ago) - (sol = a martian day) Perseverance has been exploring the Jezero Crater.
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration chose the Jezero Crater as the landing site for the Perseverance rover as scientists believe the area was once flooded with water and was home to an ancient river delta.

It's been exploring the area with its colleague, a martian helicopter named Ingenuity.
Ingenuity became the first aircraft to achieve powered, controlled flight on another planet, a feat that's been called a "Wright Brothers moment".  Completing 51 flights or 91.4 flying minutes, covering 7.3 miles (11.7 km), and reaching altitudes as high as 59.1 ft (18.0 m).  It's successfully flying in the extremely thin Martian atmosphere, previewing areas of Mars of possible interest for the Perseverance rover to explore. And is paving the way for future aerial explorers at Mars and, potentially, other space destinations.

The animated fly over shows the paths that Perseverance has explored around the Jezero Crater.

Geography, digital geography has a role to play in the various outcomes of Climate Change, watch this space as new technologies and methodologies evolve in our ever-changing world.
- Matt Couldrey [geoid - digital geography]

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