Perseverance safely landed on the Martian surface last week, and it was one spectacular feat. The rover has not rested on its laurels and has been getting straight up to some fantastic work, beaming back some photos, video, and audio from the Red Planet in what is described as some stunning footage.
Perseverance has the highest number of cameras compared to any other Mars rover to date. Yesterday, February 22, NASA held a live press conference named "See Mars Like Never Before! NASA's Perseverance Rover Sends New Video and Images of the Red Planet" to share some of the incredible footage from the rover.
Some of the first high-resolution images beamed back to Earth show Perseverance as it entered the Martian atmosphere and started its descent to the surface.
Included in some of the latest released images by NASA, a stunning 360-degree image taken by the navigation camera (M2020) on the rover showcases an awe-inspiring panoramic view of Perseverance's new home in the Jezero Crater. The panorama, taken on February 20, was stitched together from 6 individual images and shows a rocky, rusty-looking terrain.
Navigation Camera (M2020) view of Martian landscape in a 360-degree view. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech