NASA's Perseverance rover sends spectacular new images from Mars
Published : Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 at 9:01 PM Count : 358
NASA's Perseverance rover has sent some stunning photos of the Red Planet, including a high-resolution colour selfie taken during its landing.
The selfie is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars on February 18.
"While NASA's Mars Curiosity rover sent back a stop-motion movie of its descent, 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.