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NASA's Perseverance rover sends spectacular new images from Mars

Published : Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 at 9:01 PM  Count : 358

An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)


NASA's Perseverance rover has sent some stunning photos of the Red Planet, including a high-resolution colour selfie taken during its landing.
The descent stage holding NASA's Perseverance rover can be seen falling through the Martian atmosphere. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)

The descent stage holding NASA's Perseverance rover can be seen falling through the Martian atmosphere. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)

The selfie is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on February 18.

This is the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing on Feb. 18, 2021. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This is the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing on Feb. 18, 2021. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

"While NASA's Mars Curiosity rover sent back a stop-motion movie of its descent,
NASA's Perseverance rover sends spectacular new images from Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover sends spectacular new images from Mars

Perseverance's cameras are intended to capture video of its touchdown and this new still image was taken from that footage, which is still being relayed to Earth and processed," the US space agency said in a statement on Friday.

After landing, two of the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) captured views from the front and rear of the rover, showing one of its wheels in the Martian dirt. Check out the stunning images here.



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