Photos: Nasa's Perseverance rover completes 100 days since landing on Mars

Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST
  • Nasa’s Perseverance rover has completed 100 Martian days since its landing on the Red Planet on February 18. The rover has relayed hundreds of high-definition images to Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in South California so far as the Mars mission is still going strong. The US space agency recently announced that Perseverance is now beginning to ramp up its science mission on Mars while preparing to collect samples that will be returned to Earth on a future mission. The Perseverance rover will be used to explore the rocks of Jezero Crater, identified by Nasa scientists as an ancient lakebed formed billions of years ago. Perseverance rover’s job is to gather special rocks, known to preserve signs of life over time, that could be returned to Earth by a future Nasa mission.
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This photo shows Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter seen hovering during its third flight on April 25, 2021, as seen by the left Navigation Camera aboard Nasa's Perseverance Mars Rover.( NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSS)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST

This photo shows Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter seen hovering during its third flight on April 25, 2021, as seen by the left Navigation Camera aboard Nasa's Perseverance Mars Rover.( NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSS)

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This photo was taken after the first flight of Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter and the first powered, controlled flight on another planet, captured by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST

This photo was taken after the first flight of Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter and the first powered, controlled flight on another planet, captured by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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This photo shows Nasa's Perseverance Mars rover using its dual-camera Mastcam-Z imager to capture this image of "Santa Cruz," a hill about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) away from the rover. The entire scene is inside of Mars' Jezero Crater; the crater's rim can be seen on the horizon line beyond the hill.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST

This photo shows Nasa's Perseverance Mars rover using its dual-camera Mastcam-Z imager to capture this image of "Santa Cruz," a hill about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) away from the rover. The entire scene is inside of Mars' Jezero Crater; the crater's rim can be seen on the horizon line beyond the hill.(NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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This photo shows Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter as it lands with a soft bounce after its fifth flight, captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard Nasa Perseverance rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST

This photo shows Nasa's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter as it lands with a soft bounce after its fifth flight, captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard Nasa Perseverance rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)

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This photo shows NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter after its sixth flight on May 23, 2021, captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard Nasa's Perseverance rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
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This photo shows NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter after its sixth flight on May 23, 2021, captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard Nasa's Perseverance rover.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)

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This Nasa photo shows the first colour image of the Martian surface taken by the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its second successful flight test on April 22, 2021.( NASA/JPL-Caltech / AFP)
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This Nasa photo shows the first colour image of the Martian surface taken by the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its second successful flight test on April 22, 2021.( NASA/JPL-Caltech / AFP)

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Image made available by Nasa shows the Perseverance Mars rover, foreground, and the Ingenuity helicopter about 13 feet (3.9 meters) behind. This composite image was made by the WASTON camera on the rover's robotic arm on the 46th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST

Image made available by Nasa shows the Perseverance Mars rover, foreground, and the Ingenuity helicopter about 13 feet (3.9 meters) behind. This composite image was made by the WASTON camera on the rover's robotic arm on the 46th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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This wind-carved rock seen in first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument shows just how much detail is captured by the camera systems.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU)
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This wind-carved rock seen in first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument shows just how much detail is captured by the camera systems.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU)

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NASA’s Perseverance rover can see a remnant of a fan-shaped deposit of sediments known as a delta with its Mastcam-Z instrument. Scientists believe this delta is what remains of the confluence between an ancient river and a lake at Mars’ Jezero Crater.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST

NASA’s Perseverance rover can see a remnant of a fan-shaped deposit of sediments known as a delta with its Mastcam-Z instrument. Scientists believe this delta is what remains of the confluence between an ancient river and a lake at Mars’ Jezero Crater.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS)

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter can be seen here with all four of its legs deployed before dropping from the belly of the Perseverance rover on March 30, 2021, the 39th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 05:31 PM IST

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter can be seen here with all four of its legs deployed before dropping from the belly of the Perseverance rover on March 30, 2021, the 39th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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