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[PHOTOS] The Perseverance Rover Has Been Sending Back Pictures Of Mars And They Are Amazing!

No Matt Damon in sight, though.

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[PHOTOS] The Perseverance Rover Has Been Sending Back Pictures Of Mars And They Are Amazing!
NASA launched the Mars Perseverance rover to space on 30 July 2020 and the rover landed on Mars on 18 February 2021. 

Since then, the space agency has been sharing "first-person" account of the rover on a dedicated Twitter page as well as its website. 

Hundreds of pages of images, videos and information have been shared so far, and each of them is as fascinating as the last. 

If you're as curious as us to see what Mars looks like and if one day, humans will be landing there and even creating a colony, here are some pictures and links to check out. 

The first 360 degree picture and more


 

First 360 degree look
NASA shared the picture above three days after the rover landed on Mars.

The image was made using 142 individual images taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system, creating a panaromic view of the planet. 

Here's a video for a more close up view:

 
If you're curious as to how the planet sounds, here's a clip that could clear your doubts: 
 
Want to know how the surface of Mars looks like? Here you go:

The landing site for the rover.

The surface of Mars.
The picture below, meanwhile, was taken during the rover's descent to Mars. It was taken using its Descent Stage Down-Look Camera.

"This camera is mounted on the bottom of the descent stage and looks at the rover. This image was acquired on 24 February 2021 (Sol 4) at the local mean solar time of 10:45:55," NASA's website states. 

Mars Perseverance Sol 4: Descent Stage Down-Look Camera
We're not sure what this image is of, as the caption on NASA's website only states that it was taken using Left Navigation Camera (Navcam) on the rover.

Is that the sun?
We're assuming it's the sun, some other type of star or the moon? Probably a star.

What do you guys think?

Mars has rocky surfaces too!
Meanwhile, this is a picture of the rocky surface on Mars captured using Right Mastcam-Z camera.

"Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast," NASA said. 

Doesn't look too different from earth, does it?

 

Keep up with the latest updates

The landing of NASA's Persevere rover is definitely exciting for anyone who wants to know what's happening in the universe beyond our world. 

Thanks to technology, we can get updates on what's happening on Mars almost as soon as the scientists do. 

You can keep up with the latest developments via Twitter or NASA's website dedicated to the project. There are a lot of interactive events that are announced on these sites as well so stay tuned! 
 
 
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