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On February 18, 2021, Perseverance reached the planet Mars , after several months of high-risk space travel. The rover finally managed to land safely on Martian soil. After sending Earth several black and white photos at the end of last week , it was then with impressive color photographs that Perseverance made us dream on Saturday, February 20.
First of all black and white photos
If the rover dNASA was a bit late in sending us its first color photos, simply because sending a photo from space takes time ... and resources. The robot may be equipped with color cameras, a black and white photo is indeed much faster to send to Earth . However, Perseverance still has something to impress us. Starting with the landing video recorded from his point of view, which has not yet been shown to the general public.
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The first photos taken by Perseverance come from the six cameras attached to the side of the machine, the Hazcams, intended to detect any obstacles in themin. They reveal a stony landscape, strewn with rocks , as well as part of one of the six wheels of the rover. Finally, we were also able to discover two images of the robot recorded by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe and the camera of the Perseverance backbone reactor, where we discover the rover in full landing. Note that if these shots are already very impressive, they should be largely surpassed by the capabilities of the SuperCam, the rover's main sensor equipped with a spectrometer, a color camera and a microphone, which will record the sound atmosphere of the red planet for the very first time.
Mars, planet red
- Sparrow, Giles (Author)
- 144 Pages - 10/06/2016 (Publication Date) - Delachaux (Publisher)
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