Just minutes after NASA’s Perseverance rover stuck its landing on Mars, it returned two historic images – our very first views of the Red Planet from the elusive Jezero Crater.
“Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life!” Swati Mohan, a guidance, navigation and control officer monitoring telemetry at JPL, called out as the rover landed.
The photos mark one of the rover’s first successes, and show the team on Earth that it made it to Mars safely.
“Hello, world. My first look at my forever home,” the rover tweeted upon arrival.