The Perseverance rover, along with various components used during the recent landing, have been photographed from space.
the picture, captured by ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, reveals the location of the parachute and rear shell, descent stage, heat shield and of course the Perseverance vehicle. Spaceship Stereo and color surface imaging system was used to acquire the photo. Launched in 2016, TGO is a joint mission of the European Space Agency and from Russia Roscosmos.
Perseverance landed in Jezero crater on February 18, an event that NASA achieved capture in the film. “Jezero” means “lake” in various Slavic languages, which is precisely what this place used to be billions of years ago. Once the rover is in motion, its main task will be to search for traces of ancient microbial life within this ancient body of water.
The descent stage is located around 2,130 feet (650 meters) from the rover. This is rocket-powered equipment that used cables to lower the rover to the surface and then glide to crash at a safe distance.. The parachute and rear casing are approximately 3,950 feet (1,200 meters) northwest of the rover, while the heat shield is about 4,750 feet (1,450 meters) northeast.
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Trail Gas Orbiter acquired this image five days after landing. theDiscarded items will be harder to see over time, as they will be increasingly covered by Martian dust in the next few years and decades.
In addition to this image, the orbiter assisted during descent and landing, acting as a data relay station for NASA. The satelite The main mission is to search for atmospheric gases related to geological (and possible biological) processes on Mars. Trace Gas Orbiter recently made headlines upon discovering a Chemical process on Mars, although it is a process not associated with life.