National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a picture sent back from Mars by its Perseverance rover.
According to details, the image showed the rover heading down to the ground on Thursday to make its landing on the red planet.
The image was acquired by the rocket cradle that placed the vehicle on the surface.
Among other pictures is a forward view of Mars’ surface. The shadow comes from the robot arm
Yesterday was a historic day in the arena of science and technology as NASA successfully landed its Perseverance rover in a deep crater on the surface of Mars.
NASA’s rover, which is the most advanced astrobiology robot ever sent to another planet, landed safely near the Mars’ equator called Jezero, its first stop in search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.
NASA's nuclear-powered perseverance rover thundered off Earth in July and began its seven-month journey toward Mars. The SUV-sized robot landed on Mars, finishing 470-million kilometers journey from Earth.
The six-wheeled robot will search the planet for signs of alien life and test technologies that humans will need to survive on future interplanetary missions. It will also search for ancient signs of life and will collect data and geology of Mars.
The perseverance will also take the first HD video of a Mars landing and drill the first martian rock samples for return to Earth.