Perseverance it landed on Mars successfully — or landed, rather — thus achieving another historic moment for space exploration. As soon as it reached the red planet, the NASA rover wasted no time and captured the first images of the martian surface. It was the most awaited moment after making his landing. Of course, the material is grayscale at this time. NASA has already shared them and you can enjoy them below.
Despite the tension in the NASA control room, and felt by many viewers as well, Perseverance made it to Mars safely. The US space agency plan was executed perfectly in a timely manner. Just at 9:55 p.m. (peninsular time) or 2:55 p.m. in Mexico City, the Rover landed, just as they had contemplated. Although the first images are already circulating through all the media, have no doubt that in the next few days we will be able to see new material.
We know that Perseverance integrates a total of 23 cameras, which aim to offer us never-before-seen images of the red planet. NASA, however, often uses the early images to study the area around the Rover at the time of landing. The next step for the agency will be to verify that everything works correctly. That includes its battery recharging system, as we are talking about a fundamental process for the mission to proceed.
The goal of Perseverance
Develop Perseverance cost approximately $ 2.7 billion. Which is your main target? “Search for signs of ancient microbial life, characterize the planet’s geology and climate, collect carefully selected rock and sediment samples for future return to Earth, and pave the way for human exploration beyond the Moon,” it says. NASA on its website. Therefore, their role will be key to having a better understanding of Mars.
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