NASA's Perseverance Rover successfully reached Mars and sends the first images of the Red Planet. NASA's spacecraft was able to enter Mars' atmosphere and deliver the space agency's on its surface on Feb 18.
Instead of resting for a little bit, the space agency's car-sized space bot immediately captured its first images and sent them back to Earth so that the public can see what is on the Red Planet.
Although they look like an old black-and-white television set, they still look very stunning. According to Yahoo Finance's latest report, the photos grabbed by NASA's Perseverance Rover were already shared on the internet. To give you more idea, here's what the actual picture looks like.
Mars Perseverance Rover's first image of the Red Planet
The photos taken by the Mars Perseverance Rover show off the desolate rock-covered surface of the Red Planet. These images were also captured using multiple camera angles from a single spot, highlighting the Mars Perseverance Rover's advanced capabilities.
On the other hand, one of the pictures that have no shadows were taken by a camera in the machine's back using its onboard Rear Right Hazard Avoidance Camera. If you are looking for the best camera shot of a popular Mars bot, that will be the photo that shows Mars Perseverance's own shadows, which shows the space machine's near the front.
It was taken with the onboard Front Left Hazard Avoidance Camera A, which is the same camera lens used for the obstructed photo of the bunch. However, the captured images of the Mars Perseverance Rover still don't offer the most detailed view of Earth's celestial neighbor.
Although this is the case, these initial raw photos just show that NASA's Mar Perseverance Rover is efficiently built to work on the Red Planet. On the other hand, NASA is expected to release the high-resolution versions of the current images. You can click here to see more photos.
Mars' recorded sounds to arrive soon!
On the other hand, NASA is also expected to record the sounds that Mars generates on its surface. The international space agency is currently planning to send two microphones. They are specifically the "SuperCam Microphone" and "Entry Descent and Landing Microphone." Popular Mechanics stated that if the new mission becomes a success, NASA can soon allow the people of Earth to hear the whistling winds of Mars' surface.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.