NASA helicopter released the first color aerial photo of the surface of Mars on Saturday, showing traces of the diligent robot’s wheels.
Perseverance robot’s ingenious helicopter shared the first color aerial photo of the surface of Mars on Saturday. NASA mentions on its website, This shot was indestructible by the helicopter’s color camera, during its second successful test flight on 22 April.
The US space agency explains that “at the time this picture was taken, the ingenuity was 5.2 meters above the surface (of Mars), which we can see traces of the rover’s wheels of perseverance, the surface of the red planet that remains when it lands in the sand.”
This is the second successful aircraft for a motorized vehicle
NASA’s small helicopter ingenuity managed a second dangerous flight to Mars on Thursday, becoming the first motorized craft to make history on Monday, the U.S. space agency said.
The flight, which lasted 51.9 seconds against 39.1 seconds on Monday, was associated with “many new challenges” compared to the first, especially at high altitude, long range and lateral movements, NASA said in a statement.
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