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NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter captures its first aerial colour image of Mars

27/04/2021 04:20 PM | Click to read full article

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has taken the first-ever colour image of the Martian surface by an aerial vehicle.

At the time of capturing the image, the Ingenuity chopper was more than 5.2 meters (17 feet) above the surface. It was moving its camera's field of view upward so that it could begin its two-meter (7-foot) translation to the west, away from the rover explained NASA.