NASA's Perseverance Rover Transmits to Earth from the Surface of Mars

NASA's Perseverance Rover Transmits to Earth from the Surface of Mars

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image during its descent to Mars, using its Parachute Up-Look Camera A. This camera is mounted on the spacecraft's backshell and looks up at the parachute. This image was acquired on February 22, 2021 (Sol 2) at the local mean solar time of 10:24:26. A key objective for Perseverance's mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet's geology and past climate, paving the way for human exploration of the Red Planet and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith. NASA/UPI