The Perseverance rover invites us to dream of a tour of the red planet.
The human being, rather the instruments deposited by the human being, continue to show us a abandoned planet that, perhaps, could have harbored life millions of years ago. The Perseverance Roverjudging by the information published on the NASA website, continues on its way through the red surface and has recently reached what is known as jezero craterone of the places where we can best exploit the existence of possible signs of past life.
On his way, a image It has given something to talk about among lovers of science and astronomy, in the same way that the spectacular photograph of the Moon that we showed you at the time, with 174 million pixels and 200,000 images for its composition, went around the world .
Millions of pixels to capture the beauty of the red planet
As you can see in the video that we show you under these lines, this delta shows us an area that housed a river does 3.5 billion years and which flowed into Lake Jezero. Rachel Kronyak, who can be heard during the tour of the crater of the same name, is part of the Perseverance operations team and is partly responsible for the extraordinary image. With a total of 2.5 billion pixelsthe image has been created from 1,118 images obtained by the Mastcam-Z camera system on June 12, 13, 16, 17 and 20, 2022.
The digital retouch to which the final image has been subjected has been made to improve the visual contrast of the spectacular photograph and to accentuate the differences in color. The terrain features that stand out the most in the panorama correspond to colonies and cliffs of the delta, being able to observe, also, the footprints left by the vehicle itself at the beginning of the footage. In addition, you can clearly see, at minute 1:13, the rock formation one meter high called Betty’s Rock.
The short trip passed between eroded rocks, sedimentary rocks and formations that remind us that the life in the Red planet it does not seem to have prospered to this day. Rachel Kronyakat the end of the video, we remember that:
Perseverance drove to the Delta, because it’s a promising place to search for signs of past life. We hope to learn more when a future mission allows us to take some rocks back to Earth. At the moment, we are excited about what we have collected.