• NASA Shows How the Mars Perseverance Rover Took its First Selfie

    1 month ago - By Peta Pixel

    Back in April, the Mars Perseverance rover shared a selfie that included the Ingenuity helicopter drone on the surface of the Red Planet. The space agency has now shared a video and detailed explanation of how that photo was taken, including the fact it is made up of 62 individual images.
    NASA explains that the point of the selfie isn't just to show off to folks back on Earth and perhaps inspire new generations of space enthusiasts, but actually is a way for the engineers to check wear and tear on the rover.
    In the video clip above, the results of Perseverance's robotic arm can be seen as...
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