NASA found in the last hours remains of a spacecraft on the surface of Mars NASA-Reveal-details-of-extraterrestrial-life-20220427-0109.html. Thanks to the camera used by one of the teams that took the body to that celestial body, the space agency captured and then released the images of the flight unit found on the red planet.
At first glance, it seems that the NASA-about-the-existence-of-extraterrestrials-You-have-to-take-it-seriously-20220421-0097.html” target=”_blank”>ship belonged to some alien crew member. However, from the American organization they explained that it is actually a ship sent by the same space agency in 2021. Almost as if it were a pun on the name of this unmanned flight unit, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter photographed the casing of the craft that helped the Perseverance rover land in 2021.
In the images you can see the parachute that helped Perseverance mitigate the impact on the ground, as well as the cone-shaped casing that protected the rover from high temperatures when it came into contact with the planet.
The photos were taken by the rover’s high-resolution color camera, which is pointed approximately 22 degrees below the horizon. The moment of capture occurred on April 20, 2022 at the local mean solar time of 11:39:31.
Ingenuity operations on Mars
The Ingenuity team leader, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, Teddy Tzanetosexplained the procedure for taking panoramas of Mars.
In addition, he highlighted that they expanded “Ingenuity flight operations to perform pioneering flights like this”. “Every time we’re in the air, Ingenuity covers new ground and offers a perspective that no previous planetary mission could achieve.”Tzanetos assured.
“We spy with our little eyes… The rover’s landing gear! During #MarsHelicopter flight 26, Perseverance took photos of the entry, descent and landing gear needed to land safely on Mars. You can see the protective back cover and the huge dusty parachute”
Ian Clarka former Perseverance systems engineer and now Mars Sample Return ascent phase leader and JPL member, said the “perseverance had the best-documented Mars landing in history, with cameras showing everything from parachute inflation to landing”.
However, he noted that “Ingenuity’s images offer a different point of view“. “If they reinforce that our systems worked the way we think they did or even provide a data set of engineering information that we can use for Mars sample return planning, that will be awesome. And if not, the images are still phenomenal and inspiring”he explained.