They were taken by the rover Percy.
The rover Percy, which landed on Mars, sent the first color images of the Red Planet. The photos are from the surface of the Planet, and one of them was taken during its landing – a few seconds before touching the surface.
“The moment that my team dreamed of for years, now a reality. Dare mighty things. ” the team leading the mission wrote under the photo on social networks.
The rover has taken more shots and they will be shown by NASA soon. The exact number of photos has not been announced yet, but they are more than expected, experts say. NASA also expects to receive the first audio recording from Perseverance in the coming days. This can happen either at the end of this week or at the beginning of next.
Percy, as the mobile lab is called, has great abilities. It can dig to a depth of 2 meters and is expected to take dozens of samples to be studied on Earth. Even his landing system is revolutionary. Percy scanned the surface before landing and actively changed direction to choose the optimal location.
Perseverance’s mission will help man set foot on Mars. This is stated by the leaders of the project, which yesterday passed the most risky phase – the landing on the Red Planet. The main mission of the rover remains the search for fossils to prove that there was life on Mars in the past. But in parallel, there are other important studies.