No big deal. Persistence is just stuffing rocks into tubes and taking selfies on another planet.
it’s part of the story, our series Exploring the Red Planet.
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover did something amazing: ITAnd hid them in tubes that could one day be brought back to Earth. That achievement was well worth the double-selfie celebration.
On Monday, NASA released a pair of rover selfies, with one showing the rover “looking” at a rock drilled for samples, and another showing it “looking at the camera.” The difference lies in the position of the suit like the head of the instruments mounted on top of its mast.
The sample rock solidity has been nicknamed “Rochet”. The selfie comes from September 10, and the twin drill holes are clearly visible as two dark circles in the rock. The samples are now safely kept, and. The rover will collect more rocks as it continues its search.
Each version of the picture is made from 57 images stitched together in full view of the rover and its surroundings. The rover used a camera on the end of its robotic arm to gather all the shots together.
A major goal of the Persistence mission is to look for signs of ancient microbial life in Jezero Crater, an area that was once home to a lake. The rover is busy studying its surroundings, and it’s still looking great while doing science. It was a perfect time to take a selfie to commemorate a historic event on Mars.