NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing
Yesterday, February 18th, NASA has successfully landed another rover on Mars, called Perseverance. Previously, the Curiosity rover was the most used since it would send pictures back to base. The major difference between the two is that Perseverance takes videos of the landscape versus the pictures Curiosity captures. The quality of Perseverance is also in color, unlike most other rovers.
Perseverance the new rover has multiple cameras in order to observe its surroundings, check the equipment on its self, and keeps a watchful eye on the Reconnaissance Orbitor. The satellite is also used to send updates on the condition and whereabouts of the rover. Additionally, Perseverance has a small helicopter drone, Integrity, attached to its stomach.
The main purpose for Perseverance is to collect samples, data about the weather, and to look for life on Mars. It will be sometime before Perseverance is fully operational and moving, but everything is going as expected and will continue to stay on schedule.