NASA’s Perseverance Rover Beamed Back Postcard-worthy Views of Mars

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These stunning photos of Mars from NASA’s Perseverance spacecraft would look great on a postcard. These new photographs give viewers who have become accustomed to close-ups of rover tracks and laser-zapped Mars rocks a much more panoramic view of the Red Planet.

The right and left “Navcams” (navigation cameras) captured all of the images, which also serve to aid the autonomous Perseverance in its navigation. There’s nothing noteworthy about the freshly obtained photographs other than the fact that they’re from a planet that no human has ever visited (no big deal).

Perseverance finished its seven-month trip to Mars in February, with a dramatic landing on the surface on February 18 that made it NASA’s fifth rover to reach the Red Planet. Ingenuity, a remote-controlled mini-copter, was included as an extra-special gift with this one. Perseverance spent some time monitoring Ingenuity’s flight tests at first, but the rover’s true mission — and what it’s currently doing — is to look for signs of past life and collect samples for future study back on Earth.

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Perseverance is expected to stay on top of its primary mission for at least one Martian year, or 687 days, according to NASA. That means it will be operational and transmitting data until at least January 2023. The rover sends back images of Mars on a regular basis, which NASA’s team meticulously uploads to an image gallery dedicated to its discoveries.

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