First Mars photos from NASA rover Perseverance

The biggest and most advanced rover ever sent by NASA to Mars got to work moments after landing. The monochrome photos of the rocky terrain are part of a package of samples the rover will collect to help examine whether life ever existed on the planet.

The rover has a whopping 25 cameras and two microphones, as well as a 7-foot drill that will collect rock samples of possible past microscopic life. The physical samples then will be retrieved by another rover and brought back to Earth by a rocket ship sometime around 2031.

Safe on Mars. https://t.co/heoYjkwfty

— NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021

Hello, world. My first look at my forever home. #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/dkM9jE9I6X

— NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021

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