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Hindi lands on Mars, thanks to perseverance | India News


MUMBAI: Hindi have landed on Mars thanks to Perseverance, who landed on the Red Planet on February 18th and 19th. This is in addition to the 12 desis that are part of the mission, giving the pioneering project an additional Indian touch.
According to the US-based Planetary Society, on the outer edge of an instrument known as the Perseverance onboard calibration target, there is an inspirational message in Hindi, among other languages, that reads: “Khoj Ki Khushi” ( the joy of discovery). Scientists use a calibration target to adjust instruments using materials with known properties.
The message says: “Are we alone? We came here to look for signs of life and collect samples from Mars to study on Earth. To those who follow us, we wish you a safe journey and the joy of discovery. ” The phrase “joy to discover” is then repeated in Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish and Arabic, according to the Society.
The Planetary Society, founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman, helped design the calibration target as part of their public outreach and education project. The Society is the world’s largest space interest group.
Aside from this, the Society hosted a virtual global observing party on February 18 to commemorate the Perseverance landing with several special guests, including Bill Nye, known as the society’s scientist and CEO. The observing party was shown on YouTube, Facebook and The Planetary Society’s planetary.org/watch party and the live captions were in Hindi, among other languages.

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