Welcome to Mars.
When you think about it…it’s pretty incredible. We are watching an entirely different planet, sitting on our couch.
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured footage of its rover landing in Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18th.
The footage in this video was captured by several cameras that are part of the rover’s entry, descent, and landing suite. The views include a camera looking down from the spacecraft’s descent stage (a kind of rocket-powered jet pack that helps fly the rover to its landing site), a camera on the rover looking up at the descent stage, a camera on the top of the aeroshell (a capsule protecting the rover) looking up at that parachute, and a camera on the bottom of the rover looking down at the Martian surface.
The rover collected 23,000 images of the descent and 30 gigabytes of information with cameras looking both upward as the descent stage lowered Perseverance to the ground and downward as dust was kicked up by the rockets.
As well as video…NASA provided us with some audio
For more information about Perseverance, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/perseverance
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