Perseverance always wins, Mars rover takes the best-ever images of the Red planet

NASA’s rover takes sumptuous 2.5 billion pixel images of the Martian surface
Stephen Vicinanza
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The Images of the Jezero Crater, and ancient waterway on Mars

Jezero Crater 

The new rover on Mars, Perseverance is a veritable beast when it comes to revealing the landscape of Mars in glorious detail. A full-fledged Mars unit, totally astronomical, out of this word amazing. It’s 2.5 billion pixels of rocks, sand, sky, and rover parts. Wednesday the 14th of September NASA delivered the most detailed view of the Martian surface ever recorded.

The detail and resolution of these images are epic.

Along with the images NASA also released a video tour of the image. The perseverance science operations team member, Rachel Kronyak narrators the video, walking viewers through the sights and sounds of an ancient river delta region known as the Jezero Crater.

The tour takes a look at the hills, cliffs, sedimentary rock, rover wheel tracks and collection sites where samples are taken.

This image’s pixel count dwarfs the previous 1.8 billion-pixel panoramic view of the Gale Crater, from Curiosity rover in 2020. This collection consists of 1,118 individual images, snapped by the Mastcam-Z, a head-mounted camera designed for this type of photography. These images were captured this year between June 12 and June 20.

NASA’s color-processed, full resolution of the complete image is a hefty 3.85 gigabytes. This allows fan of the rover to pour over every minute detail and discover the Martian surface like never before. The video tour comes before the agency hosts a Thursday briefing covering highlights of Perseverance’s first 1.5 years on Mars.

The delta where the images were taken, is an important place for exploration because of its history of water flow. NASA hopes Perseverance will answer a number of questions about whether Mars once had microbial life.

The Rover is collecting samples at the delta that NASA will bring back to Earth and study. The spectacular panorama is quite the souvenir from Percy’s, as the Rover is nicknamed, Martian adventures.

Some of what other amazing feats of space performance are the Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, which hitched a ride on the Perseverance rover, and demonstrated powered flight on Mars successfully. It is now on a mission to explore how future rovers and aerial explorers can work together. It is now in the operations demo phase and working together with the rover.

The operations phase of Ingenuity is set to begin in about two weeks with the helicopters sixth flight to date. The operations flight will begin right after the next two transitional phase flights. The result of the Perseverance rover being ahead of schedule with thorough checkout of all vehicle systems.

This will be a technology demonstration, of Ingenuity’s capability to perform tasks with the Perseverance rover. It is bound to be astounding.