NASA releases new video of the Perseverance rover's descent to Mars and the first audio of the sounds of the planet
During its harrowing descent to the surface of Mars last Thursday, NASA's Perseverance rover captured video that the agency is calling 'How to Land on Mars.' The video, along with other newly released footage, gives earthlings back home a better sense of the sights and sounds on the red planet.
Cameras on"Percy," as the rover is affectionately called at mission control, show for the first time the perspective of a spacecraft landing on Mars. The video begins 230 seconds after the rover entered the Martian atmosphere, with the inflation of the rover's parachute 7 miles above the Martian surface, and ends with the rover touching down on the surface. The Perseverance rover Twitter account shared the view:"Your front-row seat to my Mars landing is here. Watch how we did it."Your front-row seat to my Mars landing is here. Watch how we did it.#CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/Avv13dSVmQ
— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 22, 2021 The first audio of Mars was also picked up briefly by a microphone on the rover, which captured a few seconds of a Martian breeze and sounds of the rover operating once it reached the surface. However, the microphone did not capture any"usable data" of the descent itself -- but it did survive the process.Read MoreThe rover Twitter account also shared the sounds:"Now that you've seen Mars, hear it. Grab some headphones and listen to the first sounds captured by one of my microphones."Now that you've seen Mars, hear it. Grab some headphones and listen to the first sounds captured by one of my microphones. 🎧https://t.co/JswvAWC2IP#CountdownToMars
— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 22, 2021 "This video of Perseverance's descent is the closest you can get to landing on Mars without putting on a pressure suit," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, in a statement. "It should become mandatory viewing for young women and men who not only want to explore other worlds and build the spacecraft that will take them there, but also want to be part of the diverse teams achieving all the audacious goals in our future."The team also shared Perseverance's first panorama of its landing site.While previous spacecraft have sent back"movies," which are really just images stitched together in GIF form, Perseverance has cameras with video capability. Altogether, the rover has 23 cameras, which include zooming and color capabilities as well. Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to Mars Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsThe navigation cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance rover captured this view of the rover's deck on Saturday, February 20.Hide Caption 1 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsThis panoramic image was stitched together from six individual images taken on February 20. The 360-degree view shows the rover's landing site.Hide Caption 2 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsMembers of NASA mission control celebrate after receiving confirmation that the rover successfully touched down on Mars on Thursday, February 18.Hide Caption 3 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsThis is the first color image released from Perseverance on the Martian surface. Rocks can be seen scattered around the landing site in Jezero Crater.Hide Caption 4 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsThis image, from a camera on Perseverance's"jetpack" during the spacecraft's descent stage, captures the rover in midair just before its wheels touched down. This perspective has never been seen before on previous missions.Hide Caption 5 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsPresident Joe Biden watches coverage of the rover landing from the White House."Congratulations to NASA and everyone whose hard work made Perseverance's historic landing possible," he said in a tweet."Today proved once again that with the power of science and American ingenuity, nothing is beyond the realm of possibility."Hide Caption 6 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsThe Twitter account for the Perseverance rover released this image."I love rocks," the tweet said."Look at these right next to my wheel. Are they volcanic or sedimentary? What story do they tell? Can't wait to find out."Hide Caption 7 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsPerseverance sent this image back shortly after landing on Mars. The rover will explore Jezero Crater, the site of an ancient lake that existed 3.9 billion years ago, and search for microfossils in the rocks and soil there.Hide Caption 8 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsThe Empire State Building in New York is illuminated in red on Tuesday, February 16, to mark Perseverance's scheduled landing on the red planet.Hide Caption 9 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsA United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying the Perseverance rover, launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in July 2020.Hide Caption 10 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsEngineers perform tests on the rover inside the Kennedy Space Center in April 2020. The rover was rotated clockwise and counterclockwise on a spin table to determine its center of gravity. Establishing the rover's center of gravity helped ensure the spacecraft would land on Mars as calculated.Hide Caption 11 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsThis piece of hardware, designed at NASA's Johnson Space Center, will carry the first spacesuit materials to Mars to see how they hold up. It will also carry a piece of a Martian meteorite back to the surface of the planet so scientists can observe how it changes over time.Hide Caption 12 of 13 Photos: Photos from Perseverance's mission to MarsNASA workers install the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, aka MOXIE, into the chassis of the Perseverance rover in March 2019. This experiment will attempt to convert Martian carbon dioxide into oxygen. This could help NASA scientists learn how to produce not only rocket fuel on Mars, but also oxygen that could be used during future human exploration of the red planet.Hide Caption 13 of 13The rover and its attached helicopter, called Ingenuity, landed on Mars Thursday, February 18.After landing, the rover relayed back data and images using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the planet since 2006. The first black-and-white images of the rover's landing site were available almost immediately. Last Friday, the first color images were shared. The rover also sent back a never-before-seen view: What it looks like to land on Mars. This image is one still from the video that was shared Monday. This shot from a camera on Perservance's"jetpack" captures the rover in midair, just before its wheels touched down."For those who wonder how you land on Mars -- or why it is so difficult -- or how cool it would be to do so -- you need look no further," said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk in a statement. "Perseverance is just getting started, and already has provided some of the most iconic visuals in space exploration history. It reinforces the remarkable level of engineering and precision that is required to build and fly a vehicle to the Red Planet."Engineers refer to landing on the surface of Mars as the"seven minutes of terror." The rover plummets down through the thin Martian atmosphere and lands itself, with no assistance from NASA, during this time due to a one-way 11-minute delay. Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars and sent back its first images"Now we finally have a front-row view to what we call 'the seven minutes of terror' while landing on Mars," said Michael Watkins, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in a statement."From the explosive opening of the parachute to the landing rockets' plume sending dust and debris flying at touchdown, it's absolutely awe-inspiring."In the video, a bevy of intriguing moments can be witnessed from the landing, something only ever seen from animations previously. Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the rover, captured this image looking at its calibration target.The video shows the heat shield dropping away, the gentle sway of the rover from the descent stage, the Martian surface as it comes into sharp detail, the swirl of dust on the red planet as the rover approaches and the"sky crane" maneuver that helps land rovers on the surface of Mars. During the famed sky crane maneuver, nylon cords lowered the rover 25 feet below the descent stage. After the rover touched down on the Martian surface, the cords detached and the descent stage flew away and landed at a safe distance. "We put the EDL camera system onto the spacecraft not only for the opportunity to gain a better understanding of our spacecraft's performance during entry, descent, and landing, but also because we wanted to take the public along for the ride of a lifetime -- landing on the surface of Mars," said Dave Gruel, lead engineer for Mars 2020 Perseverance's EDL camera and microphone subsystem at JPL, in a statement. Incredible new images shared by Perseverance rover after Mars landing"We know the public is fascinated with Mars exploration, so we added the EDL Cam microphone to the vehicle because we hoped it could enhance the experience, especially for visually-impaired space fans, and engage and inspire people around the world."The Navigation Cameras on the rover captured this view of the rover's deck on February 20.The video ends with Perseverance's wheels literally landing on Mars and the descent stage flying off to a safe distance away."If this were an old Western movie, I'd say the descent stage was our hero riding slowly into the setting Sun, but the heroes are actually back here on Earth," said Matt Wallace, Mars 2020 Perseverance deputy project manager at JPL, in a statement."I've been waiting 25 years for the opportunity to see a spacecraft land on Mars. It was worth the wait. Being able to share this with the world is a great moment for our team."Ingenuity helicopter phones home from MarsCameras on the back shell, descent stage and several on the rover itself captured these different perspectives throughout landing. An image captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling Mars since 2006, shows where the rover and its components landed on the red planet. This orbiter image shows the many parts of the Mars 2020 mission landing system that got the rover safely on the ground.The mission team is going through checkouts with the rover and its helicopter to ensure that all of the components, including its science instruments, are functioning. The rover will also capture its first weather report using its Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer instrument. The mission scientists are analyzing images sent back by the rover to determine Perseverance's path once it begins to explore. Dark rocks. Light rocks. Hole-y rocks. headtopics.com
Ken Williford, @NASAPersevere deputy project scientist, describes some of the initial observations made by @NASAJPL teams about what the rover has captured from the Martian surface: pic.twitter.com/kcDrQMqS3D Read more: CNN Breaking News »
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Oh my god Fake news Who is recording the rover itself? NASA did a great good.... Hope the rover will find the acient life on Mars So damn cool imagine if.. Where is Rogozin? It's only information from mars really. But Christ Jesus brought information straight from heaven (Gospel ) . Don't you think we should be more excited about it today more than anything else?
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Quick question though. If the planet is not habitable as I'm expecting it to be, what would be the point of the whole billions of dollars that could have been used to study earth 🌎 our own habitable planet. It's not like we were ever going to make Mars a better place anyways. this is terrible news Of course this will be an edited version! Do you think NASA wants the public or other countries to know what really exist in Mars......
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