With this video, Dr. Jim Daly of Astronomy For Change presents Part 1 of a multi-part series on the amazing physics and technology behind the brilliant journey and successful landing of the Mars2020 Perseverance Rover.
In this first video, Dr. Daly will discuss and describe the basic physics behind the mission and the application of classic orbital dynamics and astrophysical principals that led to the mission’s brilliant success.
Climb aboard and join us as we journey to Mars!
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The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.
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