Precious Memories: Perseverance Rover Takes Selfie From Mars With Its Ingenuity Helicopter Buddy


The unique photo from the surface of the Red Planet is constructed from 62 images, when the rover was looking at the Ingenuity, and then back at the camera.

The Perseverance Mars rover took a memorable selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter on 6 April, showing the two robots chilling together. The photo was taken by a WATSON (Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and eNgineering) camera, which is a part of its SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals) instrument.

​The brave little rover, which landed on the planet back in February, is bound to search for evidence of ancient microbial life. It will collect Martian rocks to be returned to Earth, providing important information for the next missions to the Red Planet.


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