The Persevere rover landed on Mars on February 18 this year. In recent months, he has been mainly involved in photographing the surface of the Red Planet and searching for geological forms worthy of careful study.
In April, the rover extracted oxygen from the Martian atmosphereAnd In June, he began searching for traces of life on MarsIn September he collected and secured the first sample from inside the rock. Since April, Perseverance also monitors (and pictures) and acts as a communication medium Using Creative Experimental Helicopter (currently has 14 aircraft flights).
Perseverance took a selfie on Mars
However, unlike his older brother (Curiosity rover), Perseverance hasn’t been a particular fan of selfies. Instead, scientists flooded us with images of the arid desert landscapes of Mars, the unusual rocks the rover studied, or images of creativity floating in Martian air.
currently NASA However, she has posted a beautiful photo of a rover exploring the surface of the Red Planet. This isn’t the first selfie of this rover (the first was posted in June), but it’s one of the very few we’ve had the chance to see so far.
By drawing two photos taken at different times, we can also see below how perseverance twists the SuperCam unit. Equipped with a laser and spectrometers, researchers use them to analyze the chemical composition of rocks.
Źródło: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
A selfie on Mars? How is this possible?
The self-portrait provided by NASA is actually a panorama made up of 57 separate images by researchers. The rover made it when it stopped by the rock “Rochet” (From there a sample of rock material that can be returned to Earth was taken) September 10.
Perseverance takes a selfie with a WATSON (Wide-Angle Operations and Electronic Engineering Topographical Sensor) instrument attached to the end of a two-meter-long robotic arm. Thanks to the skillful combination of images in post-production, the mutation is not visible in the final image.
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