Well, we’ve seen better photos of Mars, but this one’s special in that it was taken by NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter. Encouragingly, the craft managed to survive its first frigid night on Mars, bringing us one step closer to its inaugural flight.
A major milestone has been reached on Mars, as the Ingenuity helicopter — still attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover — has fully deployed its four legs in preparation for its upcoming flight.
Three weeks ago, Earthlings sat agog by their computers as they heard the first sounds recorded by NASA’s Perseverance rover on the Martian surface. Turns out these tracks will be a regularity, as NASA just released another ballad from our new favourite robot.