NASA`s Perseverance first 100 Martian days in photos
Perseverance, NASA`s most sophisticated rover, is celebrating 100 Martian days (sols) since it landed on the Red Planet, where it is collecting soil samples and all sorts of data in its pursuit for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover touched down on the 18th of February and immediately started sending spectacular images from Mars.
Here are some of the images collected so far by Perseverance and Ingenuity, during their mission on Mars.
Perseverance is a six-wheeled, car-sized rover weighing over a tone. Thousands of people from around the world worked on this “epic” project, for eight years.
The 2,7 billion $ rover has the most cameras (20MP resolution) ever sent to Mars. Also, for the first time, we can hear sounds from the Red Planet, because Perseverance is fitted with two microphones.
Perseverance follows the footsteps of Curiosity and Opportunity Mars missions, which suggested the planet might have supported life, billions of years ago. Scientists hope the Perseverance mission will find evidence to confirm this theory. The Perseverance mission is supposed to operate on Mars for two Earth years.