See The Spectacular Image Of Perseverance’s Mars Landing
Perseverance has started sending the initial pictures of Mars to NASA. The US space agency released those pictures for public. But it isn’t known whether the sound on Mars was recorded. But NASA is hopeful of getting sound clips from Mars for the first time.
See Perseverance landing down on Mars
One of the first images showing landing of Perseverance was extracted from the video recorded by the spacecraft that carried Perseverance to Mars. In the image, the robot is seen connected to three straight and a curly wire. The straight wires are cables holding the jetpack and the curly wire is data transmission cable. The image shows last leg of landing when the Perseverance was slowed down to the speed of 1.7 miles.
Honeycomb of rocks seen in the image
The honeycomb of rocks seen with the six-wheeled robot are believed to be about 3.6 billion years old. NASA deputy project scientist Katie Stack Morgan said that they were excited to know whether those rocks were volcanic or sedimentary. Volcanic rocks are easier to study.
In another image, the jetpack is seen parachuting from the spacecraft. At this point, it was accelerating towards the surface of Mars at a speed of hundreds of miles an hour. But the most colorful and exciting image was of flat region of Jezero Crater that was a river and deep lake billions of years ago. Perseverance will send more detailed photograph of Mars in the coming days and bring some samples on the returning flight.