Exciting and great video of the Mars landing Jaga. Interesting Mars hill and mountain landscape and sky. The structure looks slightly different than an earth landscape. The sky is yellowish. Great images. Amazing sight. Great that you contributed to this space journey and landing of the Space craft.
'Dare mighty things': hidden message found on Nasa Mars rover parachute[/font]
Social media users say message is encoded in red-and-white pattern on parachute
Nasa’s Perseverance rover took this photo of the parachute as it was lowered to the surface of Mars. Nasa’s Perseverance rover took this photo of the parachute as it was lowered to the surface of Mars. Photograph: NASA/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock Martin Belam
Tue 23 Feb 2021 06.45 EST
Internet sleuths claim to have decoded a hidden message displayed on the parachute that helped Nasa’s Perseverance Rover land safely on Mars last week. They claim that the phrase “Dare mighty things” – used as a motto by Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory – was encoded on the parachute using a pattern representing letters as binary computer code.
Reddit users and social media posters on Twitter noticed that the red-and-white pattern on the parachute looked deliberate, and arrived at the result by using the red to represent the figure one, and the white to represent zero.
Each of the concentric rings in the parachute’s pattern represents one of the words. The zeroes and ones need to be split up into chunks of 10 characters, and from that, adding 64 gives you the computer ASCII code representing a letter. For example, seven white stripes, a red stripe and then two more white stripes represents 0000000100, the binary for four. Adding 64 to that gives 68, the ASCII code for the letter D.
thanks for your comments. Karl, thanks for reading the article. It is complex. I relied on a work of a co-worker who gave the initial directions and did the groundwork and then left.
Did you know that on the Mark the day is red but the sunrise and the sunsets are blue? Just the opposite to the Earth. The Mars's atmosphere is very thin, so parachute by itself is not enough, to secure a safe landing. Good to see the coding. Some of it is in Python