Tuesday, February 23, 2021

“NASA” publishes a video and an audio clip taken by the “Perseverance” probe from Mars (video)


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The US Space Agency (NASA) published the first audio clip from Mars on Monday, which is a faint sound of the wind captured by the rover “Perseverance” (persistence), and NASA also published the first video showing the landing of the rover probe on the Red Planet.

The microphone did not work during the descent, but the rover was able to pick up the sound as soon as it landed on the surface of Mars.

NASA engineers played an audio clip of what they said was a gust of wind on the roof.

The video, which lasted 3 minutes and 25 seconds, showed the parachute spreading and the rover landing on the surface of the Red Planet.

“These are really great video footage … It’s the first time we’ve been able to film an event like the landing on Mars,” said Michael Watkins, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA’s mobile robot landed on Mars last Thursday after a seven-month space flight, in a dizzying success launching a multi-year mission in search of evidence of possible past life on the red planet.

As soon as “Perseverance” landed on the surface of the Red Planet, NASA broadcast a picture that the mobile robot took of the landing site.

US President Joe Biden praised the “historic” landing, and said in a tweet, “This day has proven once again that with the power of American science and skill, nothing is outside the range of possibilities.”

And NASA published the photo on the official account of “Perseverance” on Twitter and attached it to a tweet in which it said, “Hello world, this is my first look at what will be my home forever.”

And the wonderful black and white image shows the spacecraft’s silhouette reflected on the surface of Mars.

After the spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere at a speed of 20 thousand km / hour, its friction with the air raised the temperature of the heat shield that was protecting it to 1300 degrees Celsius, which it did not abandon until it opened the hypersonic landing parachute.

And contributed to eight engines directed towards the surface of the planet slowed the robot’s movement before spreading its six tires in preparation for its descent to the surface by suspended wires.

The NASA teams will spend the next few days verifying that the mobile robot and its many sophisticated equipment have not been damaged and are working properly.



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