The Perseverance rover of the NASA took the images of this beautiful panorama of Mars on February 20, 2021. NASA / JPL-Caltech This story is part of Welcome to Mars , our series exploring the red planet.
After a triumphant arrival last week , The rover NASA Perseverance got a chance to catch its breath and take a long look at the Red Planet. Monday, NASA has unveiled new images and videos of Mars , including a stunning panorama showing the rover's view of its new home, Jezero Crater.
The panorama is made up of six images taken by the vehicle's navigation cameras on February 20, 2021. It shows a wide, dusty and rocky landscape. The crater once housed a lake and the rover will be search for signs of ancient microbial life in the area . Science
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"Landing on Mars is a wave of tension, drama and noise. Then, when the dust clears: tranquility and grandeur, " the Perseverance team tweeted Monday with a video version of the panorama.
On Monday, NASA also released a stunning video of the landing process and audio collected from the surface by a microphone on the rover. The agency shared a few more interesting photos, including a view of the rover's deck and its folded arm.
The rover Perseverance took a look at his deck and stowed arm on February 20, 2021. NASA / JPL-Caltech
It 's remarkable how clean the rover deals with its dusty landing. NASA is currently checking systems and preparing for surface operations, which will eventually include the removal of the Ingenuity Helicopter and collection of samples for later return to Earth .
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There is another notable image that was revealed by NASA on Monday. This one does not come from the rover itself. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) looked at the landing zone with its HiRise camera and spotted all the different components of the arrival process scattered across Mars.
This MRO image from Mars shows persistence and all the matching bits used and thrown away during the process of 'landing. NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona
L Annotated image shows the parachute and rear hull, the descent phase, the rover itself and the discarded heat shield that protected the machine as it blew through the atmosphere.
The long-distance view of MRO is the perfect counterpoint to the panorama and close-up of Perseverance. It 'sa big planet and there is a lot to explore.
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