Perseverance photographed the sunset on the planet Mars. NASA also released those images along with its description…
NASA’s Mars rover Perseverancecaptured the red planet’s sunset moments. The rover took a break from its busy schedule to capture a stunning view of the setting sun. The image in question was actually taken earlier this month. However, the space agency recently shared this image. The photo on NASA’s social media accounts shows an eerie glimmer behind the rocky landscape of Mars. Here are the details of the image…
Perseverance continues to send Mars images
The rover landed on Mars in February and features many high-spec cameras and instruments. NASA’s most advanced rover to date features a high-tech Mastcam-Z camera. Thanks to this camera, the rover records and sends many important images to earth.
The Perseverance rover last captured the Martian sunset. NASA recently shared that image. In a statement below the post, NASA said the image was actually slightly different from expectations. Because a sunset color that people usually expect from the Red Planet is not ‘blue’.
“The Martian sunset stands out for its distinctive blue color,” NASA said. Dust inthe atmosphere allows blue light to penetrate more efficiently. However, the fact that there was less dust than average made the colors look more pale. The color was calibrated to eliminate camera artefacts and the white balance was adjusted,” he said.
However, this is not the first time Perseverance has sent images of Mars. There’s been a lot of footage of him with the Mastcam-Z camera in the last nine months. In October, the rover captured a spectacular panoramic view of Mars’ Jezero Crater. He also took a selfie shortly after he reached the planet. Thanks to this selfie, we also had the opportunity to see the details of the traveler.
NASA’s most ambitious Mars mission to date is looking for signs of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet. In addition, the vehicle collects rock samples from Mars to bring them to Earth. He has also been working with the Ingenuity helicopter since April. Ingenuity, which has made 16 flights so far, is the first aircraft to perform powerful, controlled flight on another planet.