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NASA Perseverance rover: See ‘first of its sort’ footage from Mars descent on Monday

2021-02-21 22:45:00

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The Perseverance rover being lowered to Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. The picture was taken about 20 meters from the bottom. 


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NASA’s Perseverance rover is protected and sound on the floor of Mars, able to survey its new house for indicators of previous life. We have already seen the fruits of its early labors in beautiful photographs from its descent and touchdown. Now, NASA is teasing the discharge of video footage from the touchdown with the tagline “See Mars Like By no means Earlier than!” and buzz is constructing. The touchdown was all the time going to be must-see TV and just some days post-touchdown, NASA’s prepared for broadcast.

This is how one can see the most recent Perseverance photographs and video from the pink planet.

Mission consultants will current the most recent replace at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 22. Quite a lot of mission scientists and NASA employees have actually been hyping this one up on Twitter, so we’re anticipating to see some mind-blowing footage. And also you needn’t go wherever — simply press play on the hyperlink beneath:

NASA additionally gives all of the uncooked photographs beamed again from Perseverance at its homepage. As soon as the primary few weeks of exploration are properly underway, the company will start dumping tons of of photographs on the location, so it is price checking in each every so often.

Perseverance launched on July 30, 2020, beneath the early morning solar of the Florida coast aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V. It spent the final seven months touring from Earth to Mars, shielded from the cruel atmosphere of house throughout the Mars 2020 spacecraft. 

When it reached Mars, it jettisoned its outer layer and slammed into the pink planet’s tenuous ambiance. Solely 10  minutes later, it had planted its six wheels firmly on the Martian soil in Jezero Crater, a location that scientists imagine was as soon as a lakebed. The place there’s water, there’s potential for all times — and Perseverance will search indicators Mars was as soon as inhabited by alien microbes.

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