NASA’s Perseverance and Ingenuity snap a selfie as the copter prepares for its first flight on Mars

‘Until we meet again’: The Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter snap a selfie as the copter prepares for its first flight on Mars that is compared to the ‘Wright Brothers’ moment on Earth NASA released an image snapped by Perseverance with Ingenuity on Mars The rover used its onboard camera to snap the selfie of … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover snaps selfies of its ‘head’ and ‘face’ 

NASA‘s Perseverance rover has sent back two cute selfies of its camera-laden ‘face’ and ‘head’ from the Jezero Crater on the surface of Mars.   The two snaps show Perseverance’s remote sensing mast, which hosts many of the rover’s cameras and scientific instruments.  They were taken with the SHERLOC WATSON camera, located on the turret at the … Read more

NASA gets first weather report from the Jerezo Crater Mars using a system strapped to Perseverance

NASA has shared the first weather report from Jezero Crater on Mars – and the once ancient lake appears to experience frigid temperatures. The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) system aboard the Perseverance rover captured the surrounded temperatures for 30 minutes February 19 at around 10:25pm ET. The data shows that it was just below … Read more

Soar down to Mars with Perseverance! NASA shares video from the rover’s view during its descent

NASA‘s Perseverance rover may have performed the ‘seven minutes of terror’ alone, but a new video of the descent makes viewers feel as if they too were along for the ride. The American space agency shared the clip on Twitter, which begins with the heat shield separating that allowed Perseverance’s cameras to ‘see’ a cratered … Read more

Soar down to Mars with Perseverance! NASA shares video from the rover’s view during its decent

NASA‘s Perseverance rover may have performed the ‘seven minutes of terror’ alone, but a new video of the descent makes viewers feel as if they too were along for the ride. The American Space Agency shared the clip on Twitter, which begins with the heat shield separating that allowed Perseverance’s cameras to ‘see’ a cratered … Read more

NASA shares first recording of Perseverance firing off its high-powered laser on Mars

It may sound like little pings, but the latest recording shared by NASA is Perseverance firing off its laser for the first time on Mars. The sounds of 30 impacts can be heard during the audio recording, which were shot from the rover’s SuperCam instrument and captured by a microphone attached to the rover. The … Read more

NASA Perseverance rover checks its robotic arm on Mars in new photos

NASA has shared new images of its Perseverance rover as it was performing checks on its robotic arm – with the barren orange-hued landscape of Mars in the background. The pictures were shared through the ‘RAW images’ feed on the NASA Perseverance website, which showcases every grab from every camera on the SUV-sized rover. First … Read more

New video shows Mars Perseverance rover take a leisurely 21ft test drive and ‘flex’ its robotic arm

NASA‘s Perseverance took its first drive across the surface of Mars. It was a short jaunt for the car-sized rover, which went about .01 miles an hour for about 21 feet total, including a 150-degree turn. NASA engineers called the drive a success and a ‘real milestone’ for the mission. The debut drive was one … Read more

NASA: Perseverance rover on Mars runs on 1998 Apple iMac G3 processor

The same processor that powered Apple’s iconic, colorful 1998 iMac is being used to run NASA‘s Perseverance on Mars. The rover is fitted with a PowerPC 750 processor that was found in the iMac G3 before Apple switched to Intel chips in 2005, New Scientist reports. The processor, which is also found in the Curiosity … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover, parachute, heat shield and descent stage spotted on Mars by ESA

NASA‘s Perseverance rover, the parachute that helped it land and the descent stage have been spotted on Mars by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars orbiter. The rover first landed on the Red Planet on February 18 after a hair raising ‘7 minutes of terror’ descent to the Martian surface that saw it slowed down … Read more