At 14:16:49 LMST the SHERLOC WATSON camera captured the last phase of the deposition of the Ingenuity helicopter on Martian soil.
Perseverance will have to move away from Ingenuity before it can charge its batteries and attempt its first flight, a flight that should take place in about a week.
I remind you that flying a helicopter in such a nominally low atmospheric density is equivalent to flying a helicopter at an altitude of 36 km on Earth; I don’t know of any helicopter on Earth that has ever flown at such an altitude, not even close!
I’m really looking forward to such a feat.
The original image underwent a reduction in noise due to compression, white balance and a slight increase in microcontrast and color saturation in order to make the colors more similar to what the human eye would see.
Finally, it was rotated 90° counterclockwise to correct its orientation.
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