(ORDO NEWS) — The American orbiter photographed the Ingenuity helicopter and the Perseverance rover on the surface of Mars. This is reported by the LPR laboratory of the University of Arizona.
In 2020, NASA sent the Perseverance wheeled robot and the Ingenuity miniature helicopter to Mars. And if the main tasks of exploring the planet fell on the rover, then the helicopter was only supposed to prove the fundamental possibility of flying in the rarefied Martian atmosphere.
It succeeded, but after that, NASA specialists decided to continue the Ingenuity program, and to date, he has made more than 20 flights.
The Lunar and Planetary Research Laboratory at the University of Arizona has posted photos of the rover and helicopter taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRise high-resolution camera.
The devices are located in the Lake Lake crater, an ancient Martian lake. The rover is visible as a bright dot against the fractured bedrock of the Maaz rock, and the helicopter as a dark dot against the sand dunes.
The HiRise camera allows you to take pictures with a resolution of up to 30 centimeters, and therefore it is impossible to distinguish any details on Ingenuity, whose fuselage is approximately 15 centimeters wide.
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