I'm wondering whether the Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars as part of the Perseverance rover can record moving video in addition to still images, and if the video can then be sent back to Earth.


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NASA just confirmed in the press conference that the copter can transmit colour video, around 18:44 GMT in this video link (approx 49 minutes from the start)

  • $\begingroup$ Random comment. The guy in the video is wearing two watches. $\endgroup$
    – nycynik
    Feb 20, 2021 at 6:11
  • $\begingroup$ Rover time and local time? $\endgroup$
    – tomh
    Feb 20, 2021 at 7:33
  • $\begingroup$ That actually is possibly correct. JPL has their staff work on Mars time, which has a day 40 minutes longer than Earth's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_(day_on_Mars). I imagine it might be tough to find a watch that supports non-24hr days, so maybe they just reset it every work day. Another explanation would be not needing to use the smart watch display for checking the time. $\endgroup$ Feb 20, 2021 at 9:52

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