NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Sends First Images: The Red Planet's Sounds May Come Next
(Photo : Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) THE LIZARD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18 : Ian Jones, CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station, watches live signals arrive from NASA's Perseverance rover as it lands on the surface of Mars on February 18, 2020 on The Lizard, England. Two antennas, GHY-3 and GHY-6, at Goonhilly Earth Station have been modified over two years to be compatible with NASA and ESAs' Deep Space Networks. GHY-6 will be receiving data from NASA's JPL.

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.

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Sends First Images: The Red Planet's Sounds May Come Next
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NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Sends First Images: The Red Planet's Sounds May Come Next

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.

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Sends First Images: The Red Planet's Sounds May Come Next
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VALLES MARINERIS, MARS - Mars' own Grand Canyon, Valles Marineris, is shown on the surface of the planet in this composite image made aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The image was taken from a video featuring high-resolution images from Arizona State University's Thermal Emission Imaging System multi-band camera on board the spacecraft. The mosaic was then colored to approximate how Mars would look to the human eye. Valles Marineris is 10 times longer, five times deeper and 20 times wider than Earth's Grand Canyon.

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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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