Experience Seven Minutes of Terror in New Perseverance Mars Rover Landing Video

Experience Seven Minutes of Terror in New Perseverance Mars Rover Landing Video

Last week’s pinpoint touchdown of NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover in Jezero Crater was historic for many reasons, chief among them the epochal nature of the mission’s task of seeking signs of ancient life—and caching relevant samples for eventual return to Earth. This is the first ever high-definition video of atmospheric entry, descent and landing on another world. And there is, of course, no shortage of lunar landing footage from the Apollo missions of yore. But never before has a spacecraft captured the entire sequence of an otherworldly landing in such lush detail. Video credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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