Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/Simeon Schmauß

NASA’s now off-duty and damaged Mars helicopter has been spotted by the Perseverance rover, the final resting place among the sand ripples in Neretva Vallis.

Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/Simeon SchmaußA panorama has been assembled from six images taken by the rover’s right Mastcam-Z on Sol 1052.

Simeon Schmauß explains via X/Twitter that the images were up-scaled 2x and color processed to approximately match what the human eye would see.




After its 72nd flight on Jan. 18, 2024, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured imagery of its rotor blades, damaged during touchdown.

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Right Mastcam-Z camera, a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast. This image was acquired on Feb. 4, 2024 (Sol 1052).
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

Ingenuity’s color camera acquired these post-flight damage images using its high-resolution color camera mounted in the helicopter’s fuselage.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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