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Martian rover sends back ‘overwhelming’ video, audio from the Red Planet

Dais Newsfeed | 23/02/2021 07:56 AM | Click to read full article

Just four martian days after touching down on the Red Planet, NASA’s Perseverance rover has sent back its first video of its new home:

A 1-minute arabesque of colour and motion-captured from four onboard cameras, as the car-size rover dangles from its rocket-propelled descent vehicle, a red-and-white parachute snaps into place, and the pitted surface of Mars comes slowly into view, dark canyons giving way to ripples of dust that look like giant, rust-coloured dunes (see video, above).