The multicolor, stereo imaging
on the Perseverance rover
zoomed in to captured
this 3D close-up (get out your red/blue glasses) of the
Mars Ingenuity helicopter
on mission sol 45, April 5.
That's only a few sols before the
will attempt to fly in the thin martian atmosphere, making
the first powered flight on another planet.
historic test flight is planned
for no earlier than Sunday, April 11.
Casting its shadow on the martian surface, Ingenuity is standing
alone on four landing legs next to the rover's wheel tracks.
The experimental helicopter's solar panel, charging batteries that keep it
warm through the
and power its flight, sits
above its two 1.2 meter (4 foot) long counter-rotating blades.
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Publications with keywords: Mars - Martian Rover
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