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  • The shadow of NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity is seen during its first flight on the planet in an image from a video, April 19, 2021.
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  • NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter is fully extended under the Perseverance rover in an image released by NASA, March 31, 2021. NASA is targeting early April for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency said.
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  • Wheel tracks behind the rover are seen as it scouts a spot to drop off the Mars Helicopter.
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  • Wheel tread marks are left in the soil of Jezero Crater on Mars, as NASA's Mars rover Perseverance drives on Martian surface for the first time in this March 4, 2021.
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  • Perseverance is NASA's most sophisticated rover yet, featuring more than two dozen cameras and a slew of other technology to help it explore its new home and send back detailed images. </br></br>The rim of Jezero Crater as seen in the first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument. The panorama was stitched together from more than 140 images to show the Martian landscape in new detail.
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  • NASA's Mars Perseverance rover captured this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera, Feb. 22, 2021. The Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover's mast.
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  • This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The panorama was stitched together on Earth from 142 individual images taken on Sol 3, the third Martian day of the mission (Feb. 21, 2021).
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  • This is the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras on the underside of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover after it landed on the surface, Feb. 18, 2021.
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  • NASA 's rover landed in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. Video footage from the rover was captured by several cameras that are part of its entry, descent and landing suite -- a camera looking down from the spacecraft's descent stage, a camera on the rover looking up at the descent stage, a camera on the rover's bottom looking down at the surface and a camera on the top of the aeroshell that shows the parachute. Upon deployment, internet sleuths believed they've found a secret coded message hidden within the pattern and coloring of the parachute.
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  • The Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover are captured in this view of the rovers deck, Feb. 20, 2021.
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