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Watch the time-lapse photos in the video below:
See records of the first “live” from Mars
6 minutes ago
And Mars slides out of view of the Mars Express camera, becoming less visible. Although the transmission is nearing the end.
13 minutes ago
And here they are! These last photos were taken quite recently: at 1:24 PM (first photo) and 1:26 PM BST.
17 minutes ago
For a brief moment, the European Space Agency experienced technical problems with the signal from Mars due to bad weather near Madrid, Spain, where one of the agency’s receivers is located.
As a result, the photos stopped updating for a few minutes. However, the problem has already been resolved and soon new records of the planet will appear.
28 minutes ago
The images from Mars take about 17 minutes to reach Earth, about a minute faster than the European Space Agency’s initial prediction.
44 minutes ago
And we have the first pictures!
Remember that the records are of low quality because the Mars Express surveillance camera is very old and was not specifically designed for such a project.
In the frame below you can see a photo taken at 1:05 pm Brasilian time.
41 minutes ago
The European Space Agency reports that the first image of Mars has now been taken from the transmission. The record should soon hit Terra and the agency’s systems.
1 hour ago
Good evening! a g 1 It will soon transmit the first “live” from Mars.
The event celebrates the 20th anniversary of Mars Express, the European Space Agency (ESA) uncrewed mission that has been studying the atmosphere and surface of the Red Planet since 2003.
Since the new records will be 18 minutes late to reach Earth, technically the transmission won’t be direct, but it will be as close as we can get, ESA guarantees.
1 hour ago
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