The Perseverance Rover has been busy drawing pictures of itself (including)), But now we have the whole scene. NASA on Wednesday released a stunning, full-body selfie showing the rover with its Mars companion, the Ingenuity helicopter.
The image reveals the rover, which is still looking very clean after touching down in mid-February, and the small experimental helicopter ingenuity. The helicopter is preparing to make its first test flight compared to Sunday.
Rover used a Watson camera mounted on his robotic arm to capture 62 images used for selfies. The picture-breaking marathon took place on 6. April. To get an understanding of the scale, the helicopter is located approximately 13 feet (4 m) away from its wheeled companion.
The Perseverance Team tweeted a slightly different version of the selfie In GIF form, that takes the “head” of the rover from looking at the ingenuity to looking at the camera.
Will be watching over the weekend as an attempt to make the first powered, controlled flight on land and on another planet. NASA hopes to get images of the flight along with engineering data on the performance of the rotorcraft.
The selfie is a fitting tribute to the two machines doing pioneering work on Mars.
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