February 26, 2024

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Creative Helicopter Captures a Great Shot of the Mars Sunset

Creative Helicopter Captures a Great Shot of the Mars Sunset

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently took to the skies on Expedition 45, covering nearly a third of a mile (0.5 kilometer) — and capturing a gorgeous shot of the Red Planet’s sunset in the process.

cleverness It still makes short trips around Mars’ Jezero Crater, and continues to collect data that far exceeds its average operational life expectancy. Ingenuity arrived on the Red Planet aboard NASA Rover Perseverancewhich landed on Jezero Earth in February 2021.