Tweeted Good News — From Mars — InSight Is Again “Making Some Depth”…

We were in need of some good news, on this very hard scrabble week.

Ironic, that it comes in the form of a tweet, from. . . Mars.

Yes. . . it seems that NASA’s hammer is boring its way into Barsoom, again — or at least, so it seems. Do go read it all — but I’ll offer a bit here:

. . . .”Yes, I have been to Barsoom again. . . .” begins John Carter in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1913 science fiction classic The Gods of Mars. In Burroughs’ novels of Carter’s adventures, “Barsoom” is the local name for Mars. The red planet continues to capture the imagination of science fiction writers and scientists alike and serves as an impetus for exploration. . . .

“There was one slight, desperate chance, and that I decided I must take — it was for Dejah Thoris, and no man has lived who would not risk a thousand deaths for such as she. . . .”

“I have ever been prone to seek adventure and to investigate and experiment where wiser men would have left well enough alone. . . .”

“[Many] years have intervened; for ten of them I lived and fought for Dejah Thoris and her people, and for ten I have lived upon her memory. . . .”

― Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars


. . .A bit of good news from #Mars: our new approach of using the robotic arm to push the mole appears to be working! The teams @NASA JPL/@DLR_en are excited to see the images and plan to continue this approach over the next few weeks. . . .

Onward indeed. Smile.


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