Welcome To Mars!
Yes, that is a real photo of the surface of Mars! On Monday, NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully landed on the “Angry Red Planet” and immediately began to send back images!
Yes, Mars Earns Its Nickname!
Oh, and if you didn’t think the “Angry Red Planet” was Angry or Red – look at this:
Is that incredible? As the Rover is landing, it blows away dust…you can see it clearly – spectacularly so – on the video of the landing that NASA has released!
Here is that video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, which captures in real time the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars.
This incredible new footage shows the Perseverance rover’s entry, descent and landing on the red planet.
Absolutely stunning…here’s the video of the landing, the NASA workers reaction of pure joy, and some still from the surface of Mars at the end:
As NASA pointed out:
“From the moment of parachute inflation, the camera system covers the entirety of the descent process, showing some of the rover’s intense ride to Mars’ Jezero Crater. The footage from high-definition cameras aboard the spacecraft starts 7 miles (11 kilometers) above the surface, showing the supersonic deployment of the most massive parachute ever sent to another world, and ends with the rover’s touchdown in the crater.”
Incredible! I love the idea of space travel, and am excited to see what Perseverance discovers!
I have shared incredible NASA footage before, like this from Jupiter!
That’s the surface of Jupiter, looking very much like an abstract painting!
You can see more images from this journey to Jupiter by clicking on my story here:
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