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.
Could those rocks be fossilized barnacles?
looks like coral??
It took almost 4 billion years for earth to evolve barnacles and coral so not too likely to have happened by 3 billion years ago on mars (which is the suspected age of the delta/lake I believe).
Looks like igneous rock to me…
How is it possible to get a selfie of Perseverance Rover if there is no one or anything else around?
It has cameras that can point to almost anywhere,, thats how they did it,,, the very first pic is an artists impression.
The satellite is observing perseverance, in addition to UAE and chinese mars orbitors.
Was microphone included this time? I couldn’t find any reference to the ‘sound of Mars’ previously.
It does have a mic on it
I don’t think there is Sound cause there’s no air?
if there is no air why was a parachute deployed b4 landing ?
Because of the speedos was coming down. Hope I’m right.
Mars has an Atmosphere, so yes, there will be sound.
of course there’s an atmosphere i live there , hello from your friendly alien
These pics are great hope there are .ore to come
Its hanging from its landing rocket.
The same way it’s done with here on Earth. Selfie sticks and software. A lot of those 360 degree cameras will post process the stick out of the video so it looks seamless.
Additionally, they have a helicopter with the lander, and it will be able to take pictures.
What is the darker brown mass on the right of the Rover?