The Perseverance Rover landed on the Jezero Crater February 18, 2021 to look for ancient microscopic life. Dozens of high-resolution images were sent back by the rover, and scientists have called them ‘the stuff of dreams’
The surface of Mars is seen directly below the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mars Perseverance. The rover was used the Rover Down-Look Camera, which was lowered to the Martian surface. The image was acquired February 22, 2021. The Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on Mars February 18. Photo: NASA
The first high-resolution image sent back by the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover February 18, 2021. The rover mission will scour for fossilised remains of ancient life on Mars, take samples along the way and return them to Earth. Photo: NASA
The dangling science lab is the first such close-up photo of a spacecraft landing on Mars or any other planet beyond Earth. The rover is said to be the most advanced and the most expensive mobile laboratory sent to Mars till date. Photo: NASA
The Perseverance Mars rover landed on the Jezero Crater to assess the region’s geology and past climate. The crater had its own river delta and was filled with water nearly 3.5 billion years ago. The image was taken by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Photo: NASA
Members of NASA’s Perseverance rover team react after receiving confirmation the spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, February 18. Photo: NASA
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