NASA’s latest Mars rover and its trusted helicopter partner have been spotted in a new photo.
In 2018, NASA’s Perseverance rover and Mars helicopter Ingenuity landed on the second Jezero on the surface of the Red Planet. Meanwhile, the high -altitude spacecraft has captured a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars a second from orbit.
The new image, published March 31, is a HiRISE (high resolution imagine experiment) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing the rover and helicopter on the Earth’s surface. These images come about 16 years after the camera released its first images on Mars.
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It may be difficult to see the black -and -white image, but the powers shown by the aerospace industry are shown in the pit from above.
In the photo, “Percy” (as Perseverance is also seen) can be seen sitting on the cracked side of a large rock slab called “Máaz,” the Navajo word for “Mars.” About 656 feet (200 meters) south of the rover, Ingenuity sits on a rock. Some Martian features in the Navajo language were provided in conjunction with the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President.
The patient was sent to Mars with two main goals: to gather specimens for return to Earth and to research evidence of ancient survival on the Red Planet. Ingenuity was sent to Mars in a rover.
Although the helicopter was first introduced to make some aircraft as part of the technology demonstration, its work was known to make 22 aircraft and help Perseverance find routes.