The question What is the terminal velocity on Mars? and its answer has got me rethinking the BFR's reentry and propulsive landing simulation/animation shown in the recent SpaceX video First Private Passenger on Lunar BFR Mission starting at about
41:19 and again at
I've made a GIF of the descent between about 5 and 1 kilometers below.
Does this represent a landing on the Moon, or Mars, or Earth, or are they all about the same? If they are substantially different (as "I suspect") then what would a landing on Mars be like? Unlike BFR or even Falcon-9 first stages, without much atmosphere on Mars, would it have to be propulsive all the way down? Or at least the last few km?
animated GIF from screenshots.